Now enrolling! Call or email today to schedule your tour/find out more information.
About Kids & Fitness
The Kids & Fitness program offers a unique childcare experience for children 6 weeks to five years old. The academic environment supports a child-centered, exploration-based philosophy that responds to the changing interests of each child. Our educators modify curriculum and explore current developments in educational theory to ensure quality childcare.
Now enrolling! Call or email today to schedule your tour/find out more information:
For Essex: Sarah Chamberlain at 802.879.7734 X 1112 or SarahC@edgevt.com
For South Burlington: Heather Hamilton at 802.658.0080 or HeatherH@edgevt.com
A Sample Preschool Schedule
|8:00 – 9:30||Staggered drop-off & self-directed activities|
|9:30 – 11:45||Clean up time, snack, morning circle and bathroom time, specials (swimming, tennis, creative movement, music, large and small group activities, artistic exploration, gross motor exploration, outdoor exploration, and investigation).|
|11:45 – 12:30||Wash hands and lunch|
|12:30 – 12:45||Bathroom time|
|12:45 – 1:00||Quiet story time|
|1:00 – 1:30||Rest time|
|1:30 – 3:00||Quiet activities & rest time|
|3:00 – 3:30||Bathroom time and snack|
|3:30 – 5:00||Small group activities, playground, gross motor play, artistic exploration & staggered pick-up times|
|5:00||Program Ends … Parents are required to be in the building at 4:55 the latest to have time to gather your child’s belongings and check in with their teacher.|
|5:00 – 5:30||Cleaning|
*Schedule will change based on the needs and interests of the children
Our program is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. We offer full and part time schedules; part time schedules are 3 day (Monday Wednesday Friday) or 2 day (Tuesday Thursday) only. There is a $150 registration fee due at time of acceptance, which is non-refundable, non transferrable and non applicable toward tuition. In addition, a $350 deposit is required to hold your spot and is subtracted from your total tuition when you sign your contract.
Special Features – Suspended at this time to support safe play & social distancing
In addition to the pre-academic skills and knowledge that children are exposed to, they are able to participate in an extra-curricular activity each day. The specials offered vary based on the location and the facilities available. The specials include
- Dance/Creative Movement
- Swim Instruction
- Tennis Instruction
- Gym Sports
What makes us unique?
We offer a program in two separate locations; Essex and South Burlington. Each site has its own unique qualities and features based on the individual health club offerings. These facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas that provide opportunities to explore and develop a sense of community.
We hire well-qualified and experienced staff who find pleasure working with children. An emphasis is placed on professional development and continuing education. All staff are First Aid and CPR certified within months of hire.
In addition, the children who graduate from Kids & Fitness make a smooth transition to elementary school. They start school with strong self-help skills, strong problem solving skills and are well adjusted socially. School is an enjoyable place for them and they are used to being part of a community.
The families who are part of Kids & Fitness play a strong role in the program. They are well informed; volunteer for field trips; volunteer in the classroom; help with special activities and work as a team when solving issues. Monthly family events are well-attended and are enjoyed by all.
Our mission is to provide a warm and nurturing environment that allows us to develop a trusting and respectful relationship with your family, fosters the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each child and to promote wellness and healthy living.