Stretch-n-Grow brings fun, fitness and education to childcare centers and preschools

September 29th, 2014 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Coach Molly at Tiny RamsStretch-n-Grow of Greater Omaha is a children’s fitness program partnering with local childcare centers and preschools to introduce fitness, exercise, health and nutrition to kids in a FUN way. Their 30 minute class is filled with energetic games, music, and props for kids to practice coordination, balance, endurance and strength skills and recognize the importance of being active.

Currently, Stretch-n-Grow offers classes to over 30 centers in the Greater Omaha area with over 600 kids getting active and having fun each week!

Coach Molly at Child Saving Institute“Pine Street Preschool loves Stretch-N-Grow!  We are excited each week to participate in the fun activities SNG brings to our program. Coach Erin and Coach Kayla teach us about staying healthy, help us learn the names of our muscles , all while having fun!  We love “ice skating” with paper plates, sock “snowball” fights, weaving in and out of obstacle courses and learning yoga poses. SNG is such an important part of our preschool program!  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Stretch-N-Grow!!” — Jennifer Webb, Owner, Pine Street Preschool

“I love Stretch-n-Grow coming to our daycare center for many reasons. My daycare center focuses on healthy eating habits and fitness, helping children redirect their choices to become healthy ones. When Stretch-n-Grow became a part of our preschool curriculum families were really excited about the information and new exercises that their children showed them. The fun energetic classes that are held weekly are so energetic and enthusiastic that the children all want to participate and not feel like they “have to” participate which in turn shows that they get to make that healthy choice which is a foundation of every child development at our center. It has also showed our staff fun ways to bond with the children and has changed some habits of the staff to be healthier also. I am so grateful for the staff and what they have offered our children at Healthy Start Learning Center.”  — Donna Schmidt, Healthy Start Learning Center

Coach Janean at Hamilton HeightsErin McElroy from Stretch-n-Grow encourages families to make fitness and being active for at least 30 minutes a day a priority. Just as they teach their toddlers and preschool kids to recognize letters for reading, number for math and washing our hands to keep germs away, we need to teach them to be excited to exercise for a foundation of lifelong health!

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Stretch-n-Grow currently offers one class to the public at Pipal Park Community Center on Tuesday’s from 11:30-12:00 for kids ages 3-6. The cost is $25.00 per month. If you are a childcare provider or preschool program director, and are interested in bringing Stretch-n-Grow to your school, contact Erin McElroy at sngnehearts@gmail.com or 402-541-2885.

For more information about Stretch-n-Grow, you can visit their website or you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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