Stretch-N-Grow


The Stretch-n-Grow program is a unique program designed to promote exercise and wellness for preschool and early elementary-aged children.  It assists parents and childcare providers in developing good health and fitness habits in young children.  The program is taught at your childcare facility by our well-trained Stretch-n-Grow coaches.

Program Highlights

  • Our original adventure stories, music and fun routines make exercising fun and Exerciting!
  • Children learn the basics of a good exercise program including the importance of warm-up, aerobics, resistance, flexibility and cool-down as well as muscle groups and functions.
  • Wellness issues such as safety, nutrition, proper rest, self-esteem and hygiene are emphasized weekly.  Weekly color sheet handouts let parents know current topics.
  • Simple word and memory games teach children about the basic food groups, the importance of balanced diets and the health risks of poor eating habits.
  • We keep parents involved with tips for home fitness activities and a summary of programs through our monthly “It’s Exerciting!” newsletter.

 

 

Here are some of the reasons to start your child in Stretch-N-Grow:

  • Only one in three children are physically active every day.
  • Children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen (e.g., TV, video games, computer).
  • Obesity Then and Now
  • Exercise helps children achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Exercise helps improve motor coordination and enhances the development of various motor performance skills.