SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT GLCP
From our nationally recognized gymnastics program, to music classes through Apple Tree Arts, come see all that GLCP has to offer!
Each child who attends our preschool or kindergarten program receives a weekly gymnastics class. Our gymnastics instructors create obstacle courses to teach children basic gymnastics skills such as forward rolls, front supports on bars, kicks on the balance beam, running on vault, and jumping on the tumble track, while also incorporating play in our huge foam block pit! Our gymnastics programs have been specially designed to develop gross motor skills, social skills, as well as strength, balance, and coordination, in a fun and safe environment.
For more information on our gymnastics programs, go to http://www.gymnasticslearningcenter.org
Current research shows that early childhood music education enhances all aspects of brain development, stimulates more neuron connectivity, and has a long-term impact on the brain’s ability to develop to it's fullest potential. Bi-monthly, students at GLCP participate in a music class with a teacher from Apple Tree Arts, in Grafton.With the internationally recognized Musikgarten curriculum, we strive to develop functioning musicians who find joy in music. Through singing, dancing, rhythm, and discriminative listening, we encourage the musician inside every child.
For more information on Apple Tree Arts, visit http://www.appletreearts.org
Children have the opportunity to add on a weekly 30 minute Yoga Kids class. Yoga Kids is a fun and imaginative program that teaches children basic yoga skills through engaging themes, and encourages self-expression, while strengthening their bodies. Yoga during the early years helps promotes self-confidence and body-awareness, while also incorporating calmness, relaxation, and breathing techniques. Through Yoga Kids, children are given the opportunity to learn how to calm their bodies in a fun, play-based atmosphere.
Each summer, children that attend our center have the opportunity to swim in our pools under the careful watch of certified lifeguards. The GLCP facilities include 3 in-ground, heated swimming pools. Two of our pools are swim training pools (being only 3 feet deep), which are the perfect depth for preschoolers who are getting used to the water!