More Exciting Things to Learn
Foundations goes to great lengths to provide a diversity in education. Students have regular exciting work during class hours. They also have two specialist teachers that visit their class each week to concentrate on expanding their skills in Spanish and Art, or other subjects like Music, Yoga, and Science Labs. Additionally, Foundations offers optional extracurricular classes that children can participate in during between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. These extra-curricular classes are offered as optional add on services for interested students by specialized extra-curricular providers. It’s a fantastic way for students to gain additional skills, and parents do not have the hassles of trying to get to classes after the work day.
Foundations extra-curricular offerings typically include:
- Creative Movement
- Martial Arts
Class structure varies, but classes are typically 30 minutes to 1 hour long, on a weekly schedule, often excluding weeks when school systems are out on breaks.
Ms. Misty is the instructor for the Little Chefs class. This is a favorite at Foundations, and it is held in the preschool homelife room kitchen area. This program teaches your child about healthy eating habits, kitchen safety, and basic cooking skills through fun cooking activities. They make something that they eat at the end of every session! Bon Appétit!
Dance & Creative Movement
Ms. Andrea is the instructor for our Dance class and has over 20 years of experience teaching in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Each class utilizes props, a combination of different dance styles and is lead by the children’s interests. For children two year olds, she offers a Creative Movement class. Starting at age 3, she offers the ballet & tap class.
Ms. Claudia is our gymnastics teacher. She was participated in competive gymnastics in her youth and loves teaching young children the basics of gymnastics.
Toddler & Preschool Gymnastics: Boys and girls both are welcome in these classes, and they really build great gross motor skills, especially balance!
- Pre-K/Elementary Girls’ Gymnastics: For students interested in learning and improving on basic competitive gymnastics skills.
Pre-K/Elementary Boys Gymnastics: This class focuses less on form, and more on exciting varieties of “street gymnastics,” like learning climbing skills (including the walls in appropriate places!) and flips into the pit, etc. It will be constant activity and fun!
Most classes will begin with a warm-up that will have a fitness theme to it. Next, students will learn the technique and application portion of class where they take a look at the various punches, kicks and blocks, or students will work an application such as basic self-defense or learning how to apply the techniques they have learned. A heavy emphasis on when and where to use these techniques is also taught making sure to guide their choices. The children understand when it is appropriate to use karate and when isn’t. The class will then wrap up with a game that the children can enjoy, but will also give them a physical challenge.
The Soccer Sidekicks program has developed a child specific regime perfect to help enhance coordination, listening skills, teamwork, confidence and fitness. The soccer coach uses Foundations outdoor field area or the indoor gym area to work on soccer skills basics.
Anklebiters Tennis offers classes at Foundations to children three years old and up. It is a great way to introduce young children to the game of tennis. The instructors bring out mini tennis nets and set them up in our gym or in our outdoor covered play area. The students use child-sized rackets, and they play fun games that focus on the hand-eye coordination skills needed in the game of tennis.