SPORT Coaches & Enrichment Teachers
Ms. Christine – “Give-7” Enrichment Teacher
Hi! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself a bit, before I can happily greet and meet you all in person. My name is Christine Cotardo and I am excited to be leading the LittleSPORT enrichment program this coming fall. I ensure you that your children will be in caring, mindful, observant, and creative hands. I have B.S. in ESS from the University of Utah and have been coaching and teaching for over ten years. Specializing in preschool age classes such as early readers, math, phonics, Spanish, nutrition, physical education, and yoga; teaching became my passion.
A couple of years ago my husband and I moved from Salt Lake City and on October 4, 2014 we were blessed with our first child Luca Giovanni. I had the joy of taking him to his first LittleSPORT “Jumpers” class and we loved it! He socialized with other toddlers, practiced his sign language, learned about moving over, on top of, through, and around obstacles, AND more. Needless to say he took an amazing two-hour nap after our BIG LittleSPORT fun! Ha ha!
I could not be more excited to kick of this fall’s enrichment program. The program will remain true to form, but I hope to add more of my own creative, innovative, and knowledge bolstering twist to our daily activities and curriculum. I plan to restructure our already beautiful Enrichment classroom, into a high functioning learning space that acts as framework and solid foundation to advocate growth in all aspects of your child’s life. I am open to ideas and input that any of our staff or parents may have on any and all facets of our Enrichment program: from what you have experienced in the past or/to what you are looking for in the future. Once again, I am thrilled to be a part of LittleSPORT, it truly is a place I hold in high esteem.
Coach Trish – SPORTBaby & SPORTKid Coach/LittleSPORT Owner
Hi, I’m Trish Davis and my husband Jay and I are the new owners of LittleSPORT in Maple Shade! I also LOVE to teach classes and interact with the little ones, so you’ll see me around the center quite a bit!
Jay and I fell in love with LittleSPORT as customers and parents of 2 little ones, and when we found out they were looking for new ownership, we jumped at the chance. Or, actually, maybe our girls talked us into it – not really sure! 🙂
In any case, it’s been a fun ride so far, and we’re working hard to make LittleSPORT a super fun, safe, and exciting place for your little ones (and you, too!).
Hope to see you in one of my classes!
Coach Laura – SPORTBaby & SPORTKid Coach/Party Coach/Assistant Manager
Hi, I’m Laura and I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Shortly after graduation, I relocated to New Jersey. Although I was unsure where my degree would take me, one thing I knew was that I loved encouraging exercise and play at a young age. I have worked with children in various settings over the past five years, including physical education classes, recreation programs, and summer camps. I’ve always advocated the importance of exercise and play as a critical part of children’s learning and development. When I discovered LittleSPORT, I was so excited to find a place with a mission that fell so closely in line with my own!
You may see me around LittleSPORT teaching classes, leading our Birthday Bashes, or at St. Andrew’s Nursery School running our KidFit program. I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach children various sports and actions they will be able to build on for the rest of their lives, while also promoting important social skills and teamwork along the way. I love seeing children progress through our programs from young crawlers into confident and independent preschoolers!
I look forward to seeing you and your little ones around LittleSPORT!
Coach Jen – LittleSPORT Founder/SPORTBaby & SPORTKid Coach
For me, the main thing is that I truly believe in what we’re trying to accomplish at LittleSPORT. I feel that if we keep with the main rule – our Golden Rule work philosophy, where we do things by considering what we want for our own children and friends – we should do well. With our classes, it is our goal that not only do the children have fun, but every child that leaves our program knows how to “Give 7” (firm, 5-finger 2-eyed handshake!) and understands the meaning of teamwork. With our Arena play, we work to offer an environment that both the children and parents can enjoy together. With our parties, we work to take the stress off parents and provide a great experience for all who attend. Finally, being thankful for the opportunity to work without leaving my children, I plan to continue to use LittleSPORT as a way to promote what I truly believe: Life is better with sports and PLAY.
Read my full story of how LittleSPORT came to be on our Mission & History page.