Younger children (2-4 years old) begin our Little Leaders Program as just that – Little Leaders. This program focuses on gross motor skills and developing body awareness. Each class is just twenty minutes long. Instructors will give one instruction at a time in this class, to build language skills as well as cooperation.
From that program, Little Leaders can progress into our Advanced Little Leaders Program, and older children (5-6 years old) may begin in that more advanced program. This program focuses more on fine motor skills, and on physical self control. These classes will extend students’ attention spans, with a half hour of instruction, and will challenge students with three or four instructions at a time.
We award all of our special tapes, patches and awards at the ends of classes, with parents and classmates cheering for each child’s successes. This kind of recognition builds pride and approval in the student receiving the award, while also teaching each student the value in congratulating others, as well. We are a team because we cheer for and encourage one another.