Pre-School: 14 MOS TO 5 YRS


I’M THE ONE WHO GETS A HEAD START…

Bouncing, spinning, rolling – your children are already natural-born gymnasts. So if you want to help them develop their physical skills, what better place to start?

KGTC is an adventure playground to explore with lots of exciting activities to get involved in. Pre-school gymnastics teaches your children important skills like balance, coordination and spatial awareness. With expert supervision and a playful environment, it is a great way for them to have fun and lay the foundations of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Want to try pre-school gymnastics? KGTC provides a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn. Gymnastics can be adapted to be inclusive for everyone, regardless of your ability. What are waiting for – Join KGTC today.

How do I register? You may register online, in person, or by phone (250.374.6424).

Visit our Drop-In page to learn more about our drop-in programs for kids 14 months to 5 years and 18 years and up.

When do I register?

Classes run in 10 and 20 week sessions: fall, winter, spring and summer.

  • Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fall – Winter registration opens in mid-July.
  • Spring registration begins with member priority registration in November. General registration begins in mid-December.
  • Summer registration begins in mid-May.

What to bring to a session: We want athletes to have fun while they learn in a safe and secure environment.

They should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move easily. Shorts and t-shirts are great – just ensure that clothes are not too baggy as it may become a danger or too tight to be restrictive. Long hair should be tied back and socks and shoes removed. Jewellery or other items that might cause scratching or become caught in materials should be removed.

KGTC has leotards and shorts available for purchase in the Athlete Boutique.

Food and Drink: A water bottle is permitted. No food or juices are permitted in the sessions unless for medical reasons.


SQUIGGLES (14 MOS TO 3.5 YRS) Adult Participation Required

A fun and informal adult and tot introduction to KGTC’s active start equipment and activities. This class is designed to help children from toddler to 3.5 years acquire essential physical, social and emotional life skills.

Who is this class for? Toilet-trained children who love to explore the movement concepts, colour and their imagination. Guided discovery with time to play, run, climb and jump. Parent/carer participation is required to assist their child safely develop physical skills and confidence in a structured, fun class setting.

Class info: 1 hour, once a week.

  • 45 minutes activity time. (7 minutes to transition at the beginning and end of class).
  • 1 Adult permitted in the gym per child.
  • All other visiting adults must view the class from the second floor viewing area.


ACTIVE KIDZ (3 YRS TO 5 YRS)

For children ready for the independent experience, in our incredible in-door playground. Children are guided through activities by certified coaches, with time to safely explore and practice at their own pace of learning. Weekly themes add excitement and fun to activities. Classes are structured to help essential physical, social and emotional life skills. Children gain valuable group and independent experiences as they build confidence in the movement abilites.

Who is this class for? Children 3 years to 5 years of age who love to run, jump and rotate. Must be able to visit the KGTC washroom without assistance.

Class info: 1 hour, once or twice a week.


PRE-K (4.4 YRS TO 5 YRS)

The Pre-K program will progressively add new activities and movement challenges, building greater movement confidence and abilities on apparatus as children show readiness. Weekly themes give children the opportunity to creatively explore different equipment and hand apparatus. This class is designed to help children from 4.4 years to 5 years to acquire essential physical, social and emotional life skills.

Who is this class for? Boys and girls  age 4.4 years to 5 years, who have at least one session of gymnastics or independent sport experience.

Class info: 1 hour, once or twice a week.


GYM & SWIM (3.5 YRS TO 5 YRS)

Gym & Swim combines two foundation sports – key to sport skill development in all children. Start your child off right. The program time is divided with 45 minutes of “Active Kidz” gymnastics, 15 minutes snack/change time, PLUS a 30 minute swim in the Canada Summer Games pool at TCC (with a COK lifeguard/swim instructor – NOT an Aqua Lesson).

Gymnasts can register for sessions: fall, winter, spring, summer.

Who is this class for? Boys and girls 3.5 years to 5 years, who are happy to participate in both gymnastics and leisure pool activities independently of parent.

Class info: 1.5 hour, once a week. Drop off at KGTC and pick up your child at the pool.

Special Note: There is the occasional day that swimming at TCC is not available due to scheduled events, including school professional development days and school seasonal holidays.

On such dates, noted on your registration receipt, the class is 1 hour (10:00am to 11:00am), with children participating in gymnastics only. No snack or swim is provided.


GYM & STORYBOOK YOGA (3.8 YRS TO 5 YRS)

KGTC gym and storybook yoga is a creative movement exploration program. It gives children the opportunity to explore gymnastics apparatus circuits, learning skills important for all sports and games. The storybook yoga content gives exposure to literature and teaches children self-regulation in a fun and interactive environment. Both of these programs encourage motor development; increase balance, coordination and overall body awareness. Each class includes a 15-minute snack time.

Who is this class for? Children 3.8 years to 5 years of age, with good listening ears and who enjoy the imagination of a story. Children must have participated in at least one session of gymnastics.

Class info: 1.5 hours, once a week.