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Bring our fun fitness program to your school or fitness facility!

 

COMPLETE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOUR STAFF! It's fun too!

Do you want to start an exercise program at your facility for children ages 3-6? We are here to help! Our training program is geared for preschool children ages 3 – 6. If you are interested in a program for children ages 16 months – 3 years old, we can show you how to modify the lesson plans for this group as well! LET'S PLAY TODAY® provides everything you need to feel confident and ready to start implementing and teaching children's fitness. Please email or call us with any questions!

The LET'S PLAY TODAY® training program is a comprehensive course that will guide your teachers, staff and educators to successfully develop and implement a fun, exciting, physically active program for children ages three through six. This course will show you how to effectively keep the class organized, how to get all children involved, and how to encourage good listening skills through our kid-tested activities. Learn the skills to deliver an effective, appropriate, and exciting program for children that will have an empowering impact that will last their lifetime.    

What's included:

  • The comprehensive manual for teaching children (see below for the details)
  • The LPT® curriculum: lesson plans which include: games, exercises, transitional ideas, activity tips and warm up/cool down activities.
  • Live videos of each activity and game
  • Low cost resources for our favorite music and gym equipment.
  • Use of our LPT® logo, class descriptions, class names etc.
  • Marketing Material: professionally designed banner, brochures and flyers.
  • Coaching Calls.
  • Placement on the LPT® website.

TRAINING PROGRAM DETAILS:


MANUAL FOR TEACHING:

  • Learning Objectives - important skills for young children to develop
  • Exercise Benefits
  • Surgeon General’s Report Summary on Physical Activity and Health
  • Daily Dose of Exercise
  • Early Childhood Physical Development – components of physical fitness
  • Important Aspects of Movement for Children- interval training, repetition, and    stages of movement development
  • Injury Prevention and Safety Guidelines
  • Yippee Factor - getting children excited to move and be active
  • Listen Up - follow directions, pay attention, and have fun at the same time
  • Movement and Action Words
  • Guidelines for Physical Education
  • Fitness Discussion Topics
  • Physical Activity Check List


LESSON PLANS:

LESSON PLANS: The LET'S PLAY TODAY® training program provides the facility a twelve week curriculum comprised of 45 minute lesson plans with more then 50 activities to do. Our lesson plans are broken into categories; songs, freeze activities, tag games, manipulative skills, gross motor development, and imaginative movements. These activities can be modified, altered and repeated over and over to create endless movement ideas! There are also additional free activities on our member page for you to supplement with your lesson plans! Note: These lesson plans can be broken down into shorter times i.e. 25 minute classes if needed!

  • Our curriculum combines cognitive lessons regarding shapes, colors, numbers, animals, alphabet recognition, and more, while simultaneously working gross motor skills, balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility.
  • You will learn how to use various types of equipment such as the parachute, scarves, beanbags, hula- hoops, pool noodles, and other creative materials.
  • Follow the unique active adventure lessons, and you will learn how to turn a story into an energetic experience, which builds social, cognitive, and emotional skills.

VIDEO CLIPS:

Each mini video will guide you through each activity from start to finish.  Also included are separate videos that demonstrate our Super Cool Rules, warm up activities, and ways to end class. You will be able to experience firsthand the structured, yet flexible, approach towards teaching children's physical movement.  The LPT® videos will show you how to get children moving and involved through fast and easy directional cues and quick organizational techniques. You will be able to review and practice the lesson in your own home while watching each video with its corresponding outlined lesson plan. 

TRAINING PROGRAM AND LICENSE FEES:

Please contact us directly for pricing. If your preschool is part of a franchise – we offer multiple school discounts.

Additional Cost (not included in training program):

  • EQUIPMENT: You will learn where to purchase specific equipment at lower costs, how to make some of your own equipment, where to find complimentary supplies, and other cost-saving options.  Estimated investment for equipment: $200 - $250
  • MUSIC: We'll tell you about our favorite tunes and where to get them! Estimated investment for music: $50 - $100
  • T-SHIRTS: $10 per shirt – all instructors must wear while teaching.

BENEFITS

Benefits to bringing the LET'S PLAY TODAY program into your center:

  • Easily establish a successful, fun fitness program that teachers, staff, and students will enjoy.
  • Build more value to your early childcare center fitness facility.
  • Create better organization. All teachers and staff will be utilizing the same system which creates continuity, ease of development, and greater success.
  • Be at the forefront of addressing childhood health concerns as you enhance academics at your school.
  • Broaden a child's knowledge of health topics such as the importance of being active, playing games, stretching, yoga movements etc.
  • Connect with an exceptional support system of health professionals.
  • Promote your facility on our website.
  • Add valuable staff development through the training program workshop.
  • Save time finding fitness and nutrition related materials.
  • Save money spent on inadequate movement programs and poor equipment choices.


WHY IS GUIDED PLAY SO IMPORTANT?

Here is a very informative one sheet about the importance of guided play. Click here to download it (PDF)

May 10, 2010

Dear Yvonne, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for agreeing to be a performer at my annual Children's Expo. Needless to say, the children were thrilled to participate during your exercise program and during the entire event at your exhibitor's table. It was a pleasure to meet and speak with you following the Expo. I would like to personally thank you, once again, for your generous support of this event.

Sincerely, Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson State Senator

June 1, 2010

Yvonne Kusters is an excellent workshop leader on the subject of "Educational Exercise for Young Children". She understands the needs of children and is an effective presenter. She brings scarves, balls, and other material to demonstrate how these can be used in an exercise program. She uses videos of children in her classes to demonstrate effective techniques. Teachers leave with many new ideas that can be instantly tried in their schools. Evaluations are positive and I recommend Yvonne for PQAS Specialty Discipline Instructor Certification.

Sincerely,
Ellen Walters Consultant for Early Childhood Education

September 29, 2010

Dear Ms. Kusters:
Thanks to your participation, my Kids Fest was a tremendous success! I hope you enjoyed the day and want to personally thank you for your support of this event.

Sincerely,
Chuck McIlhinney
State Senator

October 10, 2010

We can't thank Yvonne Kusters of Let's Play Today – Fitness For Kids. Her enthusiasm and love of fitness were abundantly clear. The energy and fun that was created for the children during her warm-up stretch was amazing. Even the adults found themselves participating in the "Cotton Eye Joe" dance. It was such a celebration and we look forward to having Yvonne year after year at this annual 5k/Kids Fun Run event.

Sheena Bediako, Esquire
Newtown Library Company
(Bucks County, PA) Race Director

October 2010

I love the enthusiasm of Yvonne and how she relates so well to the kids. She makes the actiivties fun, age appropriate, non-competitive and engages the kids to improve gross motor skills. They don't realize they are even exercising!

Preschool Teacher