WHAT: A summer camp learning experience for children.
WHY: Young children learn best when they become involved in their learning. Participants will be immersed into a thematic unit that includes hands-on learning activities focusing on mathematics, science, creative expression, reading, writing, art, and music. A different thematic unit will be explored each summer. This year's program will be In the Rainforest. Other themes that have been offered are Trip to Japan and Candlesticks, Cornered Hats, and Colonists - a Study of Colonial America.
WHO: Children are eligible to attend who have just completed kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. Children from neighboring counties also have been welcomed to the program.
WHEN: Four sessions are offered, each a week long. Participants may choose the week that is most convenient for them. The weeks are:
Carpooling is encouraged.
The Kid Connections’ coordinator and teacher is Beth Smalley. Assisting her are two highly qualified aides who are early childhood education teachers or have experience working in early childhood classes.
Each elementary school will send home registration information in the spring. For more information, please call 419-586-6628 and ask for Janice.
To view a slideshow of children in action at Kid Connections during "The Rain Forest", please click on a link below.