Our summer program is optional for students attending Children’s Place and their siblings. We usually have three 3-week sessions in the summer. During the summer, tuition is based on attendance. You do not pay for days your child does not attend. In addition to tuition, there is a registration fee of $15/session. The school is open the same hours, but the daily schedule includes more outdoor activities than the academic year.
Summer Daily Schedule
7:00 – 9:00 The children enjoy puzzles, table top toys, computers and board games in the multipurpose room or construction toys (legos, construx), blocks and trains in the gym. Before 8:00, they may have breakfast brought from home.
9:00 – 11:00 The children enjoy a relaxed play time during the cooler morning hours. We usually go outside to the playground, but during inclement weather, we will have class time.
11:00 – 11:30 The children clean up for lunch and enjoy a story.
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch. We usually eat lunch outdoors on picnic tables. Lunches are usually brought from home. Items requiring refrigeration or microwaving should be separated from the children’s lunch boxes by the parents so that the staff can have it ready for the children when they sit down to eat. On Mondays, we have Mac & Cheese, Wednesdays, we have veggie or chicken nuggets with fruit and veggie and on Fridays, we have cheese pizza, cheesy bread, a fruit and vegetable. The children are served family style with extra food on the table for them to serve themselves. They may eat as much as they want. The cost for this lunch is $3 for one and $5 for two and $8 for all three. School lunches are optional.
12:00 – 12:45 The children are divided into ability groups for enrichment classes. Previous classes offered have been movement/dance, art, cooking, gymnastics, and music. Future classes may include other subjects that the teachers and students find interesting.
12:45 – 1:00 Bathroom break and prepare for nap/rest time.
1:00 – 2:00 or 2:30 Rest/Nap Time – Children that usually nap are given an opportunity to sleep until 2:30. Children that do not usually nap listen to stories for a half hour and then listen to music for a half hour. If they fall asleep, they may continue to sleep.
4:00 – 4:30 The children enjoy an afternoon snack and have an opportunity to finish up what they may have left at lunch time.
4:30 – 5:15 The children play outside on the playground or enjoy water play, if it is warm enough.
5:15 – 5:30 While we await the arrival of parents, the children play a variety of games or listen to stories.