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GAR LITTLE STARS PROGRAM
The GAR Little Stars Program is considered one of the most progressive and innovative programs available today for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children. Our program is designed to help each child’s individual physical awareness, strength, balance and coordination. This program is a preparation for school achievement. It will help your child learn “how to learn”. Your child will do better in the classroom with the self-confidence he/she has gained through learning how to analyze. Our instructors are highly trained, imaginative professionals who are actively involved in the growing world of gymnastic education for all ages. These facilities and lesson formats are considered one of the best in the U.S.A. This is a success oriented program designed to help children feel good about themselves.
BITTY STARS (Rockford Location Only) Ages 3 Months to Walking Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1 This class is for our littlest stars and their parent or caregiver. Our new infant program promotes development of emerging motor skills, provides positive social experiences, and enhances attachment building between baby and caregiver. The program is based off of the social learning theory of child development, which suggests that children learn through interacting with others. Classes also take a Piagetian approach to development, understanding that children learn through play and interacting with their environment. Classes are led by Little Stars Director, Sarah Jakymiw. Sarah is a parent-infant specialist and holds a B.S. in child and family development.
PARENT-TOT I Ages Walking - 24 Months Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1 This class is designed to introduce key skills and concepts in a fun environment with active adult participation. The activities require parents or caregivers to take a hands-on role in their child’s learning and development which helps to build a healthy development and promote a positive self-concept.
PARENT-TOT II Ages 2 - 3 Years Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1 This class allows the child to gradually become more independent while working on skills and equipment with a parent or caregiver still close by. Stations are introduced with an emphasis on taking turns and practicing skills. As the child becomes increasingly confident and capable of practicing skills on their own, adult participation will decrease. This class supports the stage of child development when children are growing their sense of independence and trying things out for themselves.
All grown UP!! If you are ready to try classes on your own, you will find great opportunities in our Little Stars gym. We have Preschool Classes for our brand new gymnasts and our older acrobats, plus Hot Shot Classes for our...well...Hot Shots!! The Hot Shots, Rising Stars and Junior Jumpers Programs are designed for children to enhance their gymnastic, tumbling, and rampoline abilities and open them up to the different options within our gym. Classes are all held in the main gym. The classes are a great way to experience all the equipment of the main gym, with the great small class sizes of the Little Stars Program. Girls gymnastics: vault, floor, bars, beam, strength and flexibility, Junior Jumper classes incorporate both tumbling and trampoline fundamentals, one complementing the other.
LITTLE STARS GYMNASTICS LEVEL 1 Ages 3 - 5 Years Student/Teacher Ratio 6:1
LITTLE STARS GYMNASTICS LEVEL 2 Ages 3 - 5 Years Student/Teacher Ratio 6:1
LITTLE STARS GYMNASTICS LEVEL 3 - Ages 3 - 5 Years Student/Teacher Ratio 6:1
HOT SHOTS FOR GIRLS Ages 4 - 7 Student/Teacher Ratio 7:1 - BY INVITATION ONLY
LITTLE STARS OPEN GYM $5.00 Daily - Free for Premier Members - Open To Public (Ages 6 and under and children must be potty trained to be dropped off) Come in for some organized play! Your child can play in our Little Stars Gym under supervision of our GAR Staff. The gym will be open for anyone to play! Little Stars Open Gym is available in both Rockford and Roscoe locations.
GAR Rockford: Monday 11:00 – 11:50 pm, Thursday 11:00 am – 11:50 am, Thursday 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm and Friday 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm.
GAR Roscoe: Monday 10:00 am – 10:50 am, Monday 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm, Tuesday 10:00 am -10:50 am, Tuesday 4:00pm – 4:50 pm and Wednesday 11:00 am-11:50 am.
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