A new approach to chess

At Chess Mates we are passionate about giving children the best foundations for life.  We focus on developing healthy habits to take with them through childhood into adulthood.

Chess has been shown to provide countless benefits for social and cognitive development.  We believe that traditional teaching approaches for chess have made it inaccessible to many children.

Instead, we focus on positive re-enforcement as well as creating a fun, supportive and interactive environment.  Interaction and movement is the key to our approach.  We insist on encouraging toddlers to learn through movement, while having fun with their friends.

Before they know it they are engaging with the core concepts of the game of chess as well as how the pieces move.  Our child care programs run continuously throughout the year, with a break from mid-December to mid-January.

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