Kids First Sports Center offers new education program

Posted at 6:20 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 07:39:35-04

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio — Kids First Sports Center usually offers ways for children to stay active, but since a lot of children are learning virtually, they are now offering a new program to help those learning online.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, parents can drop their K-12 children off at the Kids First Learning Center so they can get their work done with the help of a certified, on-site teacher. Then, when the children finish their work, they can get moving with activities like yoga, swimming and gymnastics.

"We've done a lot of research on how movement activates the brain," Megan Smith, the vice president of Kids First Sports Center, said. "Moving early in a child's life can really develop parts of the brain, both sides of their brain, and help with their movement and coordination and then ultimately help with their schoolwork."

To keep children safe during the pandemic, the center will only have classes of 10 or fewer children, they will have a strict 6-feet-apart rule and anyone older than 9 years old will have to wear a mask.

Enrollment for the center is on a week-to-week basis, and there are 60 spots each week. To sign up for the program, you can click here.