Gym Policies & Guidelines

It is our goal to provide the safest environment possible for all of our children, as well as one that is optimal for their learning.  The following policies are in place to help ensure that we achieve that goal each and every day at Prospect Gymnastics.

General Gym Rules / Open Play Guidelines:

  • Only 1 grown up per child
  • Guardian must actively participate and supervise their child at all times
  • NO FOOD OR DRINKS on the gym floor. If your child needs a snack please feed them in the back tile area
  • No adults on the equipment
  • No toys on the trampoline
  • Please enter through backyard entrance ONLY (black gate on Stratford Road) for open play

Gymnastics Class Guidelines:

  • Safety first – never endanger yourself or others. Always keep hands to yourself
  • Always wait inside the building for an adult to pick you up
  • Bare feet or gymnastics shoes only in the gym area
  • Long hair must be worn in a ponytail
  • Please dress in athletic gear: Tight fitted shirts only
  • No jewelry of any kind or clothing with zippers during class
  • No running in the gym except when directed by a coach
  • No food, chewing gum or drinks allowed on the gym floor
  • No gymnastics while waiting for class to start
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Children must be toilet-trained for all classes except Parent & Tot
  • Please enter through backyard entrance on Stratford Road
  • All classes are drop-off only – pleas see below for our drop-off policy

Parent & Tot Class Guidelines:

  • Only 1 grown up per child please
  • Guardian must actively participate and supervise their child at all times
  • Both child and guardian must dress according to the guidelines above (athletic clothing, no jewelry or zippers, long hair pulled back)

Make-Up Policy:

Make-up and extra classes are subject to availability, and can be scheduled by emailing We recommend scheduling a makeup the same week as the absence so that your child learns the lesson plan of the week. Space permitting, we allow unlimited makeups, however, makeups are not guaranteed and we reserve the right to deny makeups at management discretion. Makeups DO NOT roll over from semester to semester.

Makeups should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and must be CONFIRMED via email. Our lesson plans are progressive so in order to advance and progress safely, we recommend that your child attends their regular class consistently.

Class Drop-off Policy:

All classes ages 3+ are drop-off classes. We ask parents and caregivers to please leave the gym as soon as class starts.

Please understand that we have this policy in place in order to ensure a safe, and effective classroom environment for our students. We understand that it is inconvenient that we do not have parent seating and we do apologize for that.
If you need a place to wait, we recommend Lark Cafe or Don Patron, which are both just down the street.
We do understand that sometimes there might be an extenuating circumstance, and if that is the case, we ask that parents please speak with a coach ahead of time.

Walking Home Alone:

Should a parent or caregiver wish to allow their child to walk to Prospect Gymnastics unaccompanied by an adult, the child’s guardian must inform the school and bring in a signed traveling home alone consent form. Written consent is required in order for us to allow your child to leave the gym. Please include emergency contact numbers on the form and please update the consent form in the event of any changes.

We do have a form template that you can sign electronically for your child. Just email and we will send the electronic form for you to fill out and sign.

Sick Child Policy:

At Prospect Gymnastics, we want to ensure the safety and health of all our students. If your child displays the following symptoms, please do not bring them to class. If a child displaying any of the below symptoms arrives at the gym, Prospect Gymnastics staff will ask the child’s guardian to please leave and return when the student is healthy. If the coach only realizes the extent of the child’s injury after class starts, they will move the child to the back of the room, away from the other students.  If possible, the coach will contact the guardian to pick up the child.

Your cooperation on this issue is extremely important. Sick children expose all children and staff members who they come in contact with. These people can in turn expose the other children.  Please help us keep our students healthy.

Symptoms requiring removal of child from school:

  • Fever: Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or higher taken under the arm, 101°F taken orally
  • Diarrhea: runny, watery, bloody stools, or 2 or more loose stools within last 4 hours.
  • Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24-hour period. Note: please do not bring your child if they have vomited in the night.
  • Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing.
  • Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood diseases, including ringworm.
  • Child is irritable, continuously crying, or requires more attention than we can provide without hurting the health, safety or well-being of the other children in our care.