Working from Home: A Delicate Balance

Imagine.  After searching for a little over a year, you land a job for which you are a perfect fit.  It’s an exciting field, your co-workers share your passion for what they do, and best of all, you get to choose your own hours, including whether or not you work at the office or from home.  Who could ask for anything more?

Now, picture your first day on the job.  You’re pumped and ready to dig into your first assignment.  All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the smoke alarm goes off.  But here’s the catch.  You can’t turn it off.  It’s daily protocol for the company to sound the alarm every day for 20 minutes.  So, you take a deep breath and attempt to tune it out for a while, until a car alarm starts blaring outside the window.  You are so excited to start on this project, but the distractions are almost too much to bear.  If you stop working, you’re not performing your job.  But working with this chaos is nearly impossible.  So, what kind of job is this?  It’s the best, and at times the worst of both worlds; A part-time job working from home…with kids. Continue reading Working from Home: A Delicate Balance

Member Stories: Trish Meyers “A Second Home”

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience at Elite Sports Clubs:

I have been a member of Elite for almost a decade now, but since having three sons, Elite or “Highlander” as I will forever call it, has become a second home.

Elite Member Trish Meyers and Family
Trish and her family.

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Day in the Life: Petite Elite Preschool

My name is Christina Garthwait and I am the director and a teacher of the Elite Sports Club-Brookfield Petite Elite Preschool. (Petite Elite Preschool at Elite Sports Club-River Glen opens next Fall!) I have been in education for 11 years and absolutely love my time with the 3 and 4 year olds in Petite Elite.

The Petite Elite school day in the 4 year old class looks a little like this…

Petite Elite Preschool Elite Sports Clubs Children Masks

9:00 a.m.

Kids arrive and free choice playtime.

9:20 a.m.

Carpet time (hello song, counting, calendar and songs, theme of the week, letter of the week activities, travel the map, math skills, story).

10:00 a.m.

Bathroom break followed by snack time.

10:20 a.m.

Rotation of small group learning time with the teachers (when not with the teachers, children work in small groups on theme-based, curriculum-based, or skill-based centers).

11:20 a.m.

Art project.

11:40 a.m.

Music, parachute games, play-dough, scavenger hunts, movement games.

12:00 p.m.

Story and good-bye.

We have karate and swimming lessons alternating on Monday mornings during school time.

Optional Afternoon Enrichment program on Mondays and Wednesdays after the 4 year old class looks a little like this…

Petite Elite Preschool Elite Sports Clubs Children Educational Project

12:00 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

Tennis lesson or swimming lesson depending on the day.

1:00 p.m.

Art project or game in classroom.

1:30 p.m.

Outdoor play.

2:00 p.m.


About 75% of the Petite Elite students stay for the Afternoon Enrichment program.

Open enrollment for Petite Elite Preschool at Elite Sports Clubs is still open! Start your child’s educational journey with Petite Elite and have your child come grow with us, register today!

Did you, or do you plan to enroll your child in a preschool? What do you look for most in a preschool curriculum? Tell us in the comments!