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Call Us:  503-666-0999   /   gymstarkids@gmail.com   /   2016 NW Birdsdale Ave. Gresham, OR 97030

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child is ready for preschool?
Typically, children are ready for a preschool setting when they are 3 years of age and potty trained.  Moderate separation anxiety is perfectly normal (for both child and parent).

Is Preschool necessary?  
Most educators and psychologists today agree that the single most important period in the
development of a person's intelligence occurs between birth and age five. A child's mind
is extremely absorbent and his/her curiosity is at a peak during these early years. When
properly nourished and stimulated, the child's mind forms patterns for learning that serve
her/him well throughout his life.


Which preschool is right for my child?
Children should feel safe, comfortable, and loved in preschool.  A well balanced
curriculum is essential, offering a combination of academic learning, fine motor skills,
gross motor skills, social and emotional development, sensory integration, and creative
imaginative play. You should feel welcome by the staff and comfortable asking questions
or voicing concerns. Do your research when choosing a preschool program and trust your
instincts.   


My child has developmental delays and/or may have special needs.  I've been referred to Gymstars because of its gross motor foundation.  Is this a good fit?
Yes!  Gymstars offers an inclusive preschool model.  T
here is ample evidence that inclusion, done well, yields important benefits not only to the disabled child but also to typically developing children and to parents and families as well.  We have an amazing staff, including a Special Needs Teacher and an Aide.


Do you offer field trips?
Yes!  We go on a few field trips during the year where we meet as a school at a specific
location (Pumpkin Patch, Parks, etc) and parents are responsible for their own children.
Gymstars Preschool does not transport students. This is a great way to meet or visit with
other Gymstar families.

 

Do I need to purchase school supplies?
No, there is a school supply fee that you pay at the time of registration. With that, we are able to purchase all the school supplies needed for the entire school year.

 

I don't see a playground outside.  Will my child get enough gross motor activity?

Our program is all about movement!  Our philosophy is that children learn at an
accelerated rate when using their mind AND bodies. Every preschool class participates in
a structured 30 minute tumbling class each day where they will do front rolls, back rolls,
handstands, balance beams, jumping activities, stretching, dancing, etc.  In addition, the
students get to play group activity games such as parachutes, bean bags, hula hoops,
yoga, and relay games.  

Give us a call:

503-666-0999