Kids First TOO:
the story… so far…
To truly know Kids First Too, it helps to explore its parent company, Kids First Sports Center, the nation’s largest children’s sports facility located in nearby Sycamore Township.
A Dream, A Vision, A Reality
Kids First was created in 1998 by Jeff and Penny Metzger as the continuing evolution of Queen City Gymnastics Center (est. 1975).
Kids First Sports Center features over 24 acclaimed programs and venues, all designed specifically for kids.
Along with our cornerstones like gymnastics, dance, swimming and basketball, KF is also the home to an assortment of outdoor activities, Book Bums cafe, summer camps and The Campus, an academic early learning center providing infant care through preschool and private kindergarten.
All of these wonders reside under one 108,000 s.f., 2 1/2 acre roof!
Our history with Recreations Outlet
In 2000, one of Recreations Outlet’s satellite locations resided within Kids First Sports Center.
In 2010, Recreations consolidated all their satellites into one, large facility in Milford and from that moment, our relationship flip flopped: Kids First became one of Recreation’s first tenants with 7000 sq ft of shiny, new space! And Kids First Too was born featuring gymnastics programs for girls and boys as young as 10 months through the teens.
Since then, the families of Kids First Too have watched us grow by leaps and bounds and somersaults!
In 2014, we expanded from 7000 to 15,000 s.f. and added highly requested children’s programming, Storm Cheerleading and Trampoline & Tumbling.
New equipment and additional safety and training features included in-ground trampolines and foam-filled training pits.
That’s our story.
Kids First Too might be a different location with different dimensions,
we share the identical beliefs and values as our parent company, Kids First Sports Center:
- Same proven approach to education...
- Same talented, child-oriented people...
- Same proven Mission: “To do good things for kids…Specifically to help kids grown into happy, heathy responsible adults!”