Summer School 2023

Summer School 2023

Our summer preschool program for 2½ – 5 years old is open for enrollment!

Our summer Program this year is as follows:

Center is closed for 1 week: May 29th to June 2nd
Session One: June 5th – July 14th (6 weeks)
Session Two: July 17th – August 25th (6 weeks)
Center is closed for 1 week: August 28th – September 1st
Then our School Year begins on September 5th!

Chester Creek Montessori will be open from 8 am to 4 pm during the Summer Sessions. Drop Off is between 8 am and 8:15 am. Pick Up is between 3:45 and 4:00 pm. If we have enough families that attend that would like a Before and After Care option, we would be happy to add that to our services.

There is a $50 Program Fee for each Summer Session plus the Weekly Tuition Fee of $210. We do currently accept C-CAP!

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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:

Session 1

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.

Session 2

Week 1: July 17 – July 21 Work of the Water

Weather permitting, we will celebrate water with sprinkler-day! Complete with tie-dyeing, sun prints, and popsicles. If it ends up rainy this week, we will swap weeks 7 & 8. Please send a white t-shirt to be used for tie-dyeing, as well a swimsuit and towel for water activities!

Week 2: July 24-July 28 Work of the Wind

We will observe a few science experiments this week which will help us understand how wind is created and the many ways we can observe this wonderful phenomena. Art projects will include making a paper airplane, flying kites, seed dispersal on the wind, and fun with bubbles.

Week 3: July 31 – August 4 Work of the Sun

Hoping for a sunny week as we plan to cook hot dogs in a solar oven, make sun tea, stained glass crafts and more!

Week 4: August 7 -August 11 Field Games

This week we will run relays, navigate obstacle courses, and play large group environmentally-focused education games.

Week 5: August 14 -August 18 The Art of Nature

This week we will be exploring the ways art is inspired by nature. Students will learn about weaving on an outdoor loom and felting using natural fibers. We will also be incorporating found objects from nature walks around our neighborhood to create take home projects that reflect the beauty of the Northland.

Week 6: August 21 -August 25 Ball Games

This week we will be having a ball! We will be playing kickball, basketball, and many more field games followed by an end-of-summer picnic.

*Plans may be adjusted depending on weather. Off-site trips may require additional transportation considerations and are not guaranteed.

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