Preschool Gymnastics Age 5 and under

Can-Am Gymnastics provides excellent classes for energetic children to develop essential physical abilities that will set them up for an active and enjoyable life! 

Can-Am Gymnastics Club has our youngest participants follow our own Can-Am Kidz Program for age 5 and under.  The program content is developed using Gymnastics Canada's Active Start Program.

What is Active Start?  The objective of the Active Start Program is to inspire a love of physical activity.  This program is the first step to teaching children to become physically literate, and to lead athletic, healthy lifestyles.  Part of this program and teaching methods are to incorporate use of imagination, creative play and props geared toward preschool aged children.  Coaches are taught to use teaching methods that preschool aged children can relate to in order to foster a love of being active and exploring what their bodies are capable of in a safe, fun and challenging environment.  

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Active Start Classes

The following class information will help you know where to register your child.  Your child will be registered based on their age.

Babynastics Age 6-14 Months
Babynastics is a fun, new program designed for babies to explore gymastics with their parents or caregivers. Classes will feature songs, games, stretches, and other activities targeted at babies. You child will learn to take direction from a certified coach by watching and copy-cat movements. They will learn body awareness, basic locomotion, strength, flexibility, through a fun, playful setting.
Length: 45 min/Once per week

Parent & Tot Age 12-23 Months
As soon as your little one is ready to walk they are ready for gymnastics! Children will be encouraged to explore and discover basic movement patterns in a fun and safe environment. Spatial awareness and discovery will be learned by teaching your little one how their bodies can relate to objects around them by exploring various circuits and going on, under, over, through and upside down. A class of discovery and amazement for both you and your little one!
Length: 45 min/Once per week


Parent & Tot Age 2
This parent assisted class is structured to teach your little ones how to follow simple circuits and interact with other children in a sport setting. This is an excellent class for energetic toddlers to get an early start on an active lifestyle and development of physical literacy.
Length: 45 min/Once per week


Parent & Tot for Age 3

Very similar to Critter & Companion, this class was designed for children who are 3 years old and are not ready to be in a class without a parent or guardian to help. This transitional class allows children to start developing independence in a structured class following their coach’s instruction.
Length: 45 min/Once per week


Can-Am Kidz Age 3
This class is for 3 year old who are ready to explore gymnastics on their own! Your child will have fun learning the basic fundamental skills on all apparatus; vault, floor, bars, beam, trampoline and foam pit. This class promotes the development of physical abilities, self-confidence, listening skills and socialization in a sport setting.
Length: 1 hour/once per week
*Children must be 3 before the end of the first month of the session and be able to use the washroom independently*


Can-Am Kidz Age 4 & 5

This class is offered during weekday daytime hours only.  Children will test the appropriate level based on age.  Please see Can-Am Kidz Ages 4 and Can-Am Kidz Age 5 for class descriptions.
Length: 1 hour/once per week

 

Can-Am Kidz Age 4
This class is perfect for the active 4 year old who eager to run, jump, hang, swing, balance, tumble and climb through challenging and fun circuits on all apparatus. Children will be introduced to fitness and the fundamentals of gymnastics with an emphasis on developing more advanced skills, form, technique and confidence.
Length: 1 hour/once per week

 

Can-Am Kidz Age 5
This is class is for 5 year olds who are eager and ready to learn gymnastics!  Focus for this class is on fun and developing skills necessary to move forward into the Recreational Can Gym Program. A greater emphasis will be placed on correct technique, strength, balance and self-confidence.Classes include a warm up activity, circuits on floor, bars, beam and vault, as well as trampoline and play time in the foam pit.
Length: 1 hour/once per week