In each session, we will have a variety of weekly themes like a water week and camping week, so every week is a different opportunity to spend time outside and learn how the natural world works! Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities through world-class early childhood education, please consider us in your child’s educational future.
Our summer Program sessions this year is as follows:
Week 1: June 5- June 9 Earth Stewardship
We will be involved in a sustainable gardening project this week as we build a garden bed, plant seeds, prepare composting bins for red wigglers, and learn more about farm animals. We will focus on our relationships to our food sources and how to be responsible stewards of the earth. We will use recyclable materials for our art projects and activities. We will introduce a variety of foods from local farmers to sample.
Week 2: June 12-June 16 Flowers & Insects
This week we will take a closer look at the flowers and insects in our world. Our projects will invite children to take a closer look at the patterns and symmetry found in nature as well as the cycles of the seasons and life stages of insects. We will end the week with fun games, such as Pin the Insect on the Flower. We will prepare an indoor habitat for caterpillars and watch as they emerge as adult butterflies before releasing them to our pollinator garden.
Week 3: June19- June 23 Colors, Lines, and Texture
We will take our art supplies outside and create nature books. We will explore the texture on the bark of a tree, the outlines of clouds, and the colors of flowers through various mediums such as watercolor, printmaking, and colored pencils.
Week 4: June 26 – June 30 Woodland Creatures
We’re off to the forest to look for tracks of our favorite woodland creatures during a scavenger hunt. Art projects will include sewing projects, a habitat matching game, building a clay beaver dam, casting animal prints, and an ecosystems game.
Week 5: July 5 – July 7 CLOSED JULY 3,4 Camping Week
This is a short week! Join Miles and Marc for everything camping: setting up tents, making a picnic lunch to eat on trail, canoeing, folk songs around the campfire. Families are invited to join on Friday for an afternoon picnic.
Week 6: July 10-14 The North Shore
We’re celebrating agates this week! We will create kinetic sculptures from found objects and take time to appreciate our rocky shoreline. We will create personal My Neighborhood storybooks based on our daily outings.