Our curriculum is designed to stimulate learning through fun for each child. We strive to create a healthy and enjoyable experience that your child will look forward to week after week. The curriculum addresses each child’s age, developmental stage, and gymnastic ability. Our Tumble Bee instructors are highly imaginative, well-trained teachers who bring knowledge, energy and fun to our program. Weekly classes are filled with exciting props and colorful equipment that is designed to excite the child’s young mind and body. Through each stage of the preschool program, the child develops a broader understanding of gymnastic basics, and continues to develop their coordination, agility, strength, power, balance and self confidence
Parent and Tot
Parent & Tot classes are for our youngest friends and their favorite adult(s). This 50-minute class is full of laughs and learning, including both guided instruction as well as unstructured time to explore. This quality time with your little one helps grow spatial awareness, gross motor, and social skills.
Our teachers guide you through several circuits within each class, teaching you how to safely guide your child through a variety of rolls, climbs, jumps and hangs. Our tots learn to do many of the same skills as their older friends; modified to be developmentally appropriate.
Ages: Walking – 3 year olds
Length of Class: 30 or 50 minutes
3-4 Year Olds
This is a great first step towards independence. Children will run, jump, swing, climb and bounce their way through fundamental skills and basic form using a variety of equipment. Our friends have 50 minutes full of fun in this theme based curriculum, mixing music and movement with each of the five core skill areas– floor, bars, beam, trampoline, and vault.
Instructors teach in progressions by breaking down skills into smaller parts, allowing students to kinesthetically experience each part. This format gives the child an opportunity to explore their boundaries, gain confidence in their decision making and learn new skills, all in a safe and age-appropriate environment, while continually challenging our TB’s to grow their core skills.
Ages: 3-4 year olds
Length of Class: 50 minutes
4-5 Year Olds
Children will receive more of a challenging curriculum in this 50-minute class. Instructors teach core skills utilizing progressions, ensuring each child is challenged as an individual. Children are exposed to more variety in each of the five events– floor, bars, beam, trampoline, and vault.
As children gain confidence in the gym, we start to refine skills and work toward more technically correct and difficult skills. Progressions are an important part of the coaching for this level. It is especially important for children in this age group to feel challenged, while still feeling and celebrating each success.
Ages: 4-5 year olds
Length of Class: 50 minutes
My 3 year old has been loving her time in the Tumblebees class at Olympia Chesterfield! Jamie is an incredible coach – always fun, warm, enthusiastic, and focuses on technique and safety. My daughter had her third birthday party here and is having her fourth here as well! 5 stars for Olympia Chesterfield 🙂
We love Miss Jamie! She has been our teacher for almost a year, and teaches with patience, passion, and kindness. It’s been so fun to watch our child progress during his time with her.
My daughter has been going to Olympia for gymnastics class for the past several months. She loves going, and I love getting her 2 year old energy out!