Focus: On the Move

Physical Development

Intro: From 6-9 months, children become increasingly mobile. At this stage children are pulling objects towards their bodies, sitting up without support and, very importantly, beginning to crawl. From 9-12 months, we begin to see more major milestones such as standing up and walking and the development of more advanced fine motor skills.

Cognitive Development

Older babies begin to distinguish between animate and inanimate objects, they have improved visual tracking, and they recognize the difference between pictures depicting different numbers of objects. As babies approach one year of age, they begin to understand the permanence of an object, they imitate basic gestures and actions, they look at picture books, and they manipulate objects.

What to expect in class

Expect to be moving, playing, and having a ton of fun! Babies will explore music and dancing, textures, toys, and other physical challenges with the use of equipment. Additionally, we will be helping to create a routine in your little one’s day.

*Each session is 45 minutes

0-6 Months
Tummy Time

6-12 Months
Movers and Groovers

1-2 Years
First Steps

3-4 Years
Independent

Empowered Sports and Fitness has a 24 hour cancellation policy. When canceling more than 24 hours in advance, you will receive a credit to be used at any time during the 12 week period - as long as there is availability for the class you choose. Keep in mind that there is a 2 week make-up period for a package of 10 sessions. Additionally, please note that a "no show" to a class cannot be refunded or used towards another class. Credits for a missed class cannot be transferred to a future package once the 12 week period is over. Once a package is started, the fee is non-refundable.

Covid Policy for infants and toddlers

Parents will be required to sign and agree to the following prior to attending classes:

  • Adults must show proof of vaccination prior to or at the first session.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in our gym. This requirement may change in the future.
  • Only one adult may accompany a registered child. No additional adults or children will be allowed in the gym.
  • Children that can walk or crawl are allowed to move around, however, we request that parents/caregivers avoid following them around. Adults should be seated at least 6 feet apart.
  • Personalized equipment will be provided for each participant and will not be shared between participants. All equipment is disinfected after every class.
  • Caregiver’s and children's hands must be sanitized before and after class.
  • Entering and leaving the space will be staggered in order to not crowd the lobby area.
  • At the end of class, participants should pack up as quickly as possible to not hold up others.
  • Windows will be open during class, therefore, please dress appropriately.
  • Parents must notify ES&F at least 24 hours in advance if their child cannot attend a class.
  • Credit will not be applied for a late cancellation notice or a "no show" to class.