Zen Zone Sensory Gym is a progressively designed indoor play and learning space that inspires everybody to be truly present while having fun! It is a mindfully designed indoor play and learning space for children of all abilities and learning styles. Co-founders Margie Ferris (Speech-Language Pathologist) and Melissa Wassil (Teacher & Preschool Director) opened Zen Zone to fulfill a vision – a multisensory environment where children feel accepted at their own pace while given appropriate challenges to encourage growth. Each with 25 years of professional experience, Margie and Melissa have created a safe and welcoming space where children explore and learn through self-directed play, enrichment groups, and individual therapy. Zen Zone adds the unique component of Mindfulness which simply means being present and aware without judgment. Taking time to become mindful improves attention, communication skills, and helps relieve anxiety. Plus, it’s fun! Let Zen Zone show you how. Margie and Melissa offer the ideal surroundings for developing core strength, coordination, and motor planning with a strong emphasis on building friendships, creativity, and confidence. Zen Zone also provides a memorable setting for birthday parties. At Zen Zone a child can feel secure in who they are and simply be.
Play and learning go in hand-in-hand. They are not separate activities. They are intertwined. -Dr. Laurel Bongiorno, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Welcome to Open Gym! Where play is the work of children. Open Gym is a clean, safe, and secure space. Our equipment is carefully chosen by seasoned teachers and therapists to best facilitate advancement in both mind and body for children of all abilities. At Zen Zone, this will come naturally through creative, enriching materials and sensory-motor experiences. While kids will have a blast on our swings, traverse rock wall, tricycle track and beyond, everybody will benefit from our soft lighting, soothing colors, gentle sounds, calming scents, and sensory-rich textures. We also provide sensory break spaces where kids can just chill out
Open Gym is made up of three fun zones! Big Zone with indoor playground equipment Little Zone with soft play for infants and toddlers Life Zone where kids can play dress up, drive to the store, take a walk in the park! 2-hour Open Gym Blocks: Monday through Friday 9:45AM – 11:45AM 12:00PM – 2:00PM 2:15PM – 4:15PM 4:30PM – 6:30PM Saturday 9:00AM – 11:00AM 4:00PM – 6:00PM Sunday Closed. Adults must wear socks in the gym (grip socks recommended). Kids can wear socks or go barefoot for a true sensory experience.