Motion Matrix Gymnastics Grants Pass Oregon

Gym and Learn PLUS Preschool

For Potty Trained 3 & 4 Year Olds

A Unique Learning Center... PLUS!

Your child will experience preschool through our well defined learning centers and  resourceful enrichment activities. Our unique approach will enhance your child’s: social and emotional development; creative arts ability; literacy experiences; scientific knowledge; world language skills; and social, family and life skills. Motion Matrix’s Gym & Learn PLUS is a one-of-a-kind preschool, providing a well rounded educational experience that will prepare your child for Kindergarten both physically and mentally. It’s a great place to grow!

Our Mission Statement

Motion Matrix Gym & Learn PLUS offers an activity based learning environment that also focuses on enrichment activities such as Spanish, manners, life and social skills, PLUS! Our goal is to provide each student experiences that stimulate, assist, support and sustain emerging skills. The importance of a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness will be introduced. We maintain a small student to teacher ratio in order to maximize young children’s learning and development, and ultimately, provide each child a unique foundation for current and future school success.


Our Facility

Our learning environment resides inside a 22,000 square foot fully equipped USA Gymnastics Member Club. Our experienced and safety-minded staff provide a foundation of knowledge & skills within a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Gym & Learn PLUS is a recorded program through the Oregon Office of Child Care. Our staff are background checked as required through the State of Oregon and USA Gymnastics.


As a USA Gymnastics member club, Motion Matrix participates in USA Gymnastics’ “We Care” campaign to help prevent child abuse and sexual assault on children. 

Meet Our Teachers

Head Teacher: Barbara Jansson

Barbara, or Miss B (as her students call her), has recently joined Motion Matrix and comes to us highly recommended by peers and industry professionals alike. Miss B loves working with children and has been trained in, and has used, Creative Curriculum throughout her years of teaching. Miss B earned her Associate’s in Early Childhood Education from Rogue Community College and also possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Oregon University. In addition to her background in gymnastics and dance, Miss B has the same strong belief in learning through play that Gym and Learn PLUS has structured its program around.  Miss B makes a wonderful fit for Motion Matrix and will transition seamlessly into our program; she brings an abundance of knowledge, creativity and energy to Gym & Learn PLUS!


Assistant Teach: Dakota Deere

Miss Dakota (aka Coach Dakota) began her career at Motion Matrix in 2006 as a competitive gymnast and began coaching gymnastics at age 16. Since then, she has studied Early Childhood Education in high school and college. Her education and gymnastics background make her a perfect fit as our Assistant Teacher.

Head Boo-Boo Fixer / Cuddler / Cherished Front Desk / Substitute Teacher:
Marnie Girodat

Miss Marnie has been the kid’s favorite cuddler/substitute grandma and teacher, and favorite greeter for our programs for 5 years! Her caring and warm character is magnetic; parents and kiddos are drawn to her. She keeps everyone happy and in-line while being our constant “Jill of all trades”!

Motion Matrix Owner: Lisa Austin

Lisa has been involved in the childcare business since 1991, is a step 8 with the Oregon Registry, and has successfully operated a gymnastics facility since 2008. Under her direction, Motion Matrix has become an excellent Children's Activity Center and community employer. The development of Gym & Learn PLUS is one of Lisa’s prideful accomplishments as it is a one of a kind children's preschool program in our community. 


It's a great place to grow!
Student Dress Code for All Classes at Motion Matrix

Athletic clothes only! No buttons, zippers, skirts, hoods, drawstrings, pants that cover feet, sequins, grommets or studs.

ONLY stud earrings are allowed! If there is any type of hoop or dangling part then they are NOT ALLOWED!

Must be secured back as to not hit the student, other students or coach in the face or eyes. Applies to boys and girls!

Feet must be bare to avoid slipping. Tights and pants that cover feet are NOT ALLOWED!