As parents, we often worry whether or not our child will know their ABC’s and 123’s and are ready to enter the public school sector. We sometimes forget that there are other skills children need to acquire. Children need to learn social skills, problem solving skills, and life skills to be not only successful students, but successful individuals as well. Our programs focus on the child’s learning as a whole, not just their cognitive skills.
Our staff is continually taking into account the interests of the children and elaborates on these interests to incorporate cognitive learning. Whether it is talking about community helpers, the weather, the seasons, the holidays, a child’s favorite story, or taking a nature walk, staff take advantage of these opportunities to spark the child’s interest and have fun learning.
We offer programs to accommodate children 18 months through kindergarten. We are chartered by the New York State Department of Education. Licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
All of our programs incorporate use of our beautiful outdoor playground weather permitting so children can exercise their large muscle groups. Large gymnasium and indoor equipment offers plenty of space for children to shake their sillies out. Movement and music instructors, each who come once a week, to get those bodies moving, learn new songs and sing some of the oldies, but goodies.
While we understand that children need a break from the structure of a rigorous school schedule, we believe that learning does not need to take a summer vacation. Our daily morning specials and field trips are planned with learning in mind and keeping learning fun. Our programs are flexible and children are not pressured.
Our summer program accommodates children ages 18 months through 11 years of age. Below is a description of some of the activities your child will enjoy. Please keep in mind that all off-site trips have been thoroughly investigated and visited to ensure the safety of all the children. Children registered in our toddler program will remain on the camp grounds. They participate in water play, arts and crafts, cooking, movement, and even karate.
We maintain a low child to staff ratio to ensure that your child is being supervised properly and safely. We only accommodate children from 18 months up to 10 years old, so that we can keep our program small and tailor it to the needs of younger children. Our camp program is inspected and permitted by the Town of Hempstead.