BREC’s Tiny Steps program promotes physical fitness and health through exercise, organized recreational games, creative art projects, singing and dancing.
In Zachary, a Tiny Steps class of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds recently ended its year.
Some of the youths will head to kindergarten in August, but many will return to the Tiny Steps program, which moved from its usual room at BREC’s Church Street Park to BREC’s Zachary Community Park this year, Myrtle McDavid, Tiny Steps instructor, said.
McDavid said repairs to the Church Street facility caused the class to move to the Zachary location from September to May.
“We’ll be returning to Church Street in the fall,” McDavid said. “I’ve been teaching this program for 43 years, and I still love it.”
McDavid and three additional instructors — Rebecca Reeves, Talitha Schwartz and Myrtle Wade — care for the youths, many of whom live in the Zachary community.
“We do a lot with the children … shapes, colors, their ABCs, the months of the year. They love it, and we love sharing the knowledge with them,” McDavid said of her team of instructors.
Though the next Tiny Steps class will not begin again until September, there are many youth camps and summer programs at BREC parks throughout Baker and Zachary, McDavid said.