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THIS JUST IN!! For the Kidz is now licensed to provide childcare for all essential workers! (You don’t have to sign any forms stating you are an essential worker, the State leaves that decision up to you).

We are so excited to be able to be a blessing to the community during these hard times. Our license has some unique rules (see below), but we can provide excellent child care, while at the same time allowing the kids to use our gymnastics facility to burn energy and learn the fundamentals of gymnastics.

Here is what you need to know:

1. We are licensed for ages 3-6 – children must be potty trained.
2. We are licensed between the hours of 8:30 am -11:29 am, then again from 12:30 pm -3:29 pm.
3. Parents can choose to do morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or if they desire, sign their kids out during their lunch break, eat lunch with them at our facility, and then sign them back in.
4. The cost is $25 per session, or $40 for the day. If you sign up for the entire week, you get Friday free! That’s an entire week for $160.00. That $160 will include educational lessons, gymnastics class, free play, and fun!!
5. We will be running this now through August 31st.

We will be following all the guidelines provided to us by the State of Michigan licensing department. For details, or to sign up, give us a call at 616-726-7979. We have limited spaces so give us a call right away! You can start at any time! The office will be open tomorrow (Tuesday) from
10 am-2 pm to get your child signed up or to answer any questions.

We are excited to open our doors for your preschool children, and are looking forward to when we are able to open our doors for everyone again!!

As to a regular opening, we hope to see you soon! We want to make sure we are keeping our athletes, parents, and staff safe by abiding by the physical distancing rules, keeping within the 25% of capacity, and scheduling our staff appropriately. With this in mind, here are some current changes:

As soon as we’re allowed to open, we will be operating off of our summer schedule which we have modified to have the smallest number of students in one area at a time. Depending on the date we open, there will be up to 3 (5) week billings. For now, there will be no open gyms or Sunday evening tumbling open gyms. We will re-open open gyms as soon as conditions allow. The schedule is now available, and you can sign up now! Class sizes are limited, and we will increase these as conditions allow. There has been a small increase in class pricing, and you can view this on the Rates page.

Office Hours:
Tuesday – 11 am -2 pm
Wednesday 11 am -2 pm
Thursday 11 am -2 pm
Friday 11 am -2 pm

For those of you in a home school partnership: we will be extending the homeschool classes into summer so you can get the full 12 weeks that were remaining on the schedule. For those enrolled in an evening class, you will have the same option. To enroll in a home school class please call the office. We will get your availability as to day and time and schedule accordingly.

Thank you for your patience!

We still have room for some youngsters for the 2020-2021 Kidz in Motion school year! A $50 deposit is needed to hold your spot. We will start by taking enrollments for the morning sessions, and will proceed to the afternoon slots once the morning slots are full. If you prefer the afternoon, just let us know and we can put you on a waiting list for the pm. You can call us at 616-726-7979 or stop on in to enroll. Paperwork will be handed out at an open house scheduled for a later date.

For the Kidz has a free app!  Get quick access to the latest news and schedules, as well as notifications about gym closings and special events. Be sure to allow notifications on your phone to get the weather related closings and other important news (we don’t send notifications very often).  The android version is available in the Google Play Store, and the iPhone version is now available at the App Store!  Search for For the Kidz Gymnastics.

For open gym times, see the Open Gym link on the Activities page.

Closings due to weather or other issues will be made on our Facebook page, our website, WZZM, or you can get a notification through our free app.  We do not follow the school closings in the area and make our own judgement call. If we are open and you feel that it is unsafe to drive your child here for class, no worries, we will just record your child absent and you can complete a make up.

We don’t do formal evaluations in class, but are always watching the students to see if they can perform all the tasks needed for the next level. When a student is ready for the next level, the coach will inform the student and parent that the student can now transfer to the next level class. The switch can be made mid-billing period, there is no need to wait for the next billing cycle. If you would like to know how your student is doing in class, just talk to the coach either right before or right after the class.

If your child misses a class for any reason, he/she will automatically have a make up coming. To complete a make up class, just look at the schedule for the days and times that your child’s class meets on (for example, if your child is in Beginning Girls, look at the schedule for all the days and times that Beginning Girls meets on). Select one that will work for you, and then you can just show up for that class. Be sure to stop by the front desk when you arrive to let us know you are there. You do not have to complete your make up in the same week that you miss. Just be sure to get it in before your child drops from class. Or, if you wish, your child can come to open gym for free as a make up.

To see the payment schedule for classes, visit the Rates page attached to our Classes page.

To view our class schedule, see the link on the Classes page. To view our open gym times, click on the Activities tab and view the attached open gym schedule.

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