Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers Playschool (Sept – June) – Licensed Childcare Provider

Movers & Shakers is now offered 5 days of the week operating as a licensed childcare provider as of December 2021!

This program is offered to pre-school aged children. It is geared towards getting your child prepared for school while incorporating lots of physical activity. A limited number of spots are available, so register soon! (No classes on holidays)

Gymnastics activities help to work on your child’s coordination, static and dynamic balance, posture, body awareness and strength. It also develops physical courage, determination, perseverance and self-confidence. Research shows that movement promotes language development. This program will also help to develop group readiness skills, patience, fairness, and following directions.

Our program is run by qualified gymnastics coaches with updated first aid and CPR qualifications and a qualified Educational Assistant. All children are required to fill out a Gymnastics Ontario form for insurance purposes (one-time $35 Gymnastics Ontario fee valid July 1 to June 30)

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Days: Monday – Friday, following the UCDSB school calendar

Time:  8:00am-4:30pm

Cost: Full day $45

Cost includes catered snacks and lunch from Tait’s Bakery. Registrations for this program are made on a monthly basis, during the last week of the month for the upcoming month

Early care – 7-8am – $10 extra
Early care – 7:30-8am – $5 extra

Late care – 4:30-5:00pm – $5 extra
Late care – 4:30-5:30pm – $10 extra

  • All payments must be made in advance.
  • No credit for sick days, 48 hours notice for cancellations or changes to days
  • Cancellations for Snow Days will follow UCDSB

Snow Day Policy: If buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, Movers & Shakers program will also be cancelled. A credit will be provided to register for another date.

A typical day at Playschool:

  1. Drop off/outdoor play
  2. Fine Motor Activities/toys
  3. Gym Circle Time – songs, counting, letters, days of the week, weather
  4. Locomotion Warm-Up and Stretching – running, jumping, marching, games
  5. Preschool Gymnastics Circuits – structured continuous movement on bars, beam, trampoline, vault and floor
  6. Morning Snack
  7. Morning Learning – ABC’s, tracing
  8. Outdoor Play
  9. Lunch
  10. 1/2 hour Quiet Time – Naptime, Magic School Bus series
  11. Preschool Gymnastics Circuits – structured continuous movement on bars, beam, trampoline, vault and floor
  12. Afternoon Snack
  13. Cooperative Games
  14. Free Play in Gym
  15. Pick-up/Outdoor play

 

Testimonials

Both of my girls have been part of the Movers and Shakers program from the age of two and a half. Our family has so much love for Emily and her team and how they have helped shape our children into who they are. The Movers and Shakers program focuses on physical activity, education, fine motor skills, coordination, team work, creativity and so much more. These are all skills I have loved watching develop in my children as they learn to navigate the world. Leaving your child in the care of someone else is a scary thing and the BGA team makes that transition smooth by being supportive, communicative and fun. Our family has been very fortunate to have access to such a professional, high quality program. I will forever remain thankful for the life skills my girls have learned at Movers and Shakers.
–Katie Wilson, Mom of Nora & Lia Wilson, Movers and Shakers 2017-2021
Movers and Shakers has been a wonderful program for our son. It has taught him the importance of moving your body and staying active, as well as the fundamentals and core learning for pre-school aged children. The care and love that the instructors provide is what makes the program so wonderful . They go above and beyond everyday ! 
–Lindsay Raison