Lakeshore Academy

Chicago Location:

Mt. Prospect Location:

937 W. Chestnut Chicago, IL 60642 520 Business Center Dr. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Call: 312.563.9400 Call: 847.376.8826

Babies & Toddlers MP

Baby Gym Program

Focusing on exploration and movement, this parent / care-giver participation class is for babies and toddlers 6 months to 24 months old. Our baby classes build strength, spatial understanding, and social skills, giving your child a leg-up in those important formative years. You are invited to participate in your baby’s introduction to gymnastics and celebrate every exciting discovery along the way. Although there is flexibility in placement of a student, the following are guidelines to help place a child in an appropriate class:

  • 6 to 12 Months: Child should be sitting up, rolling on their side, beginning to walk, crawling, or wanting to move
  • 12 to 18 Months: Child should be walking confidently
  • 18 to 24 Months: Child needs to be moving confidently and should be able to follow simple directions
  • Older than 24 months: See Parent-Tot Program below


Register for Baby Classes

All membership and sibling discounts will be adjusted prior to processing account charges.


Parent Tot Program

This class focuses on basic gymnastics and motor skills, as well as socialization and listening skills. Much like the baby class, the parent tot program focuses on developing strength, spatial awareness, and social skills. You are invited to participate as your child develops trust and independence in a fun and safe environment, learning the basic skills and vocabulary of gymnastics. This is a parent / care-giver participation class for children ages 2 to 3.5 years old. The child must be at least 2 years old to join and can move into a preschool class when approved by a teacher.


Register for Parent Tot Classes

All membership and sibling discounts will be adjusted prior to processing account charges.


Class Format

Both Baby and Tot classes are 50 minutes long:

  • General Exploration: Set-up changes weekly – 15 minutes
  • Circle Time – 5 minutes
  • Gymnastics Skills: With the teacher or on the equipment – 15 minutes
  • Activity with Music – 5 minutes
  • Gross Motor Skills – 5 minutes
  • Parachute and Stamps – 5 minutes