Preschool
Program Philosophy and Goals

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Salto Gymnastics Preschool program is focused on the total well being of each child. We believe that an active mind grows from a strong, healthy body. Gymnastics skills and life skills are developed in an atmosphere of Movement, FUN and Play!

OUR OBJECTIVES

…to provide children with a multi-movement centered preschool education program.

…to teach the children Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals as outlined through the Canadian gymnastics program.

…to provide a quality program of activities that will enable the development of the whole child.

PROGRAM GOALS

Movement education and exploration thus enhancing balance, coordination, vestibular development, physical development, large and small motor skill development and athletic skills. Balancing health and learning. (Body and mind). Develop and improve image, confidence and esteem of self. Cultivate socialization skills (sharing, caring and helping). Introduction to music, creative dance and dramatic play.


 

 
Preschool Team


Preschool Program Director: Christina Denis

Christina grew up in the small town of Shoal Lake, Manitoba.  Her teaching journey began when she moved to Sherwood Park in 2009.  With her Education Degree from the University of Alberta, along with an extensive background in gymnastics, Christina has a passion to help children develop and flourish with a twist of fun.  She truly believes that every child is unique and special, that learning can and should be fund and fascinating, and that physical activity is essential for development and Happiness!  Christina's Certification includes:  Bachelor of Education (Elementary - U of A), Level 2 Trained Gymnastics, Level  1 trained Trampoline, Active start trained, Respect in Sport Certificate, Ethical Decision Making Course, first aid & CPR certification, Child Development Supervisor Certificate, Interim Professional Teaching Certificate.





Preschool Program Assistant: Lori Hudson

Our preschool assistant Lori has over 13 years of experience working with preschoolers. Lori is a mother of three girls, and before coming to Salto, she ran a day home for over 8 years. Lori has her Level One Coaching Certificate, first Aid and CPR and has her Active Start and Ethical Decision making courses.  Lori has a nurturing and fun-loving character with children.   She wished that all children have the chance to giggle.






 
Register for Preschool

To register for preschool classes please call us at 780-449-1518 or stop by the office Monday to Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 780-449-1518 if you'd like to be added to our waiting list (include your name, child's name, phone number, class preference).

Note: There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per year

 
Important Information

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM HANDBOOK 2013-2014

PLANT THE SEED… 

NURTURE THE GROWTH…

EXPERIENCE THE AWE!


For a printable copy of our program plan, click here: Salto Gymnastics Preschool Program Plan 2013-2014


Our Philosophy

The Salto Gymnastics Preschool program is focused on the total well being of each child. We believe that an active mind grows from a strong, healthy body. Gymnastics skills and life skills are developed in an atmosphere of Movement, FUN and Play!

Our Objectives

  • to provide children with a multi-movement centered preschool education program. 
  • to teach the children Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals as outlined through the Canadian gymnastics program.
  • to provide a quality program of activities that will enable the development of the whole child.


Program Goals

Salto Gymnastics’ Preschool is proud to offer a balanced program of physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth created for your preschooler.

Delivered in a bright and nurturing place for preschool children to move and learn, we offer three-year-old and four-year-old programs incorporating the fun, fitness and fundamentals of gymnastics and thematic-based curriculum in the classroom as well.

Our students develop through a variety of educational and physical challenges, as well as activities and experiences that focus on healthy socialization skills and positive self esteem.


Daily Classroom Schedule

Class Entrance & Hello!5/10 minutes
Centre Time15/20 minutes
Gymnastics45 minutes
Snack Time15 minutes
Curriculum & Enrichment35/50 minutes (Tots/Tykes)
Cool Down & Good-bye5/10 minutes


Curriculum

The circle times, activity centres and gymnastics curriculum are planned to include the following subjects during the preschool year: