We started in 2007 as Kerrigan Gymnastics Academy. Our focus like many gymnastics facilities today, was to produce athletes that would compete in the sport of gymnastics for our academy at the provincial, national and international level. Our non competitive programs were talent pools to pick the best athletes and invite them to join the competitive program. Over the years we grew more and more aware of how powerful gymnastics movement is to all children, especially in early brain development. We wanted all children to gain the positive benefits of moment education without the negative aspects that sometimes accompany competitive sports.
Today Kerrigan Children’s Active Learning Centre is based on our vision that all children can grow to their fullest potential with dignity, a sense of self worth, and a zest for living and learning. To reach this point requires a holistic approach to early learning and care, where movement activities like motor skills, gymnastics, dance and early learning education function in harmony with one another. Our curriculum promotes healthy development by emphasizing responsive relationships, stimulating environments and learning through movement and play. We offer gymnastics & dance classes, a fully licensed childcare centre, day camps when school is out and events like parents’ night out. We invite you to explore our centre and learn how we can benefit your child.
Kerrigan Children’s Active Learning Centre mission is to “Develop Happy, Safe, Confident Children” by:
- Helping children learn to love movement and physical fitness
- Helping children remain safe from harm
- Helping children gain a sense of achievement through the mastery of new skills and abilities.