Welcome to Acorn Early Learning Centre Summer Programs!
Summer Programs for Kindergarten and School-Age Children
We have set up a program that we are sure your children will enjoy!
This summer, Acorn ELC is pleased to announce that we will run summer programs for the following dates:
Session #1: July 5th to July 5th, 2013 "Canada Week"
Session #2: July 8th to July 12th, 2013 "Medieval Week"
Session #3: July 15th to July 19th, 2013 "Environment Week"
Session #4: July 22nd to July 26th, 2013 "Senses Week"
Session #5: July 29th to August 2nd, 2013 "Musical Drama Week with Miss Corianne"
Session #6: August 6th to August 9th, 2013 "Active Living Week"
Session #7: August 12th to August 16th, 2013 "Art Week"
Session #8: August 19th to Auust 23rd, 2013 "Multicultural Week"
Session #9: August 26th to August 28th, 2013 (3 Days Only - Closed August 29th and 30th) "Science Week"
All weeks will have one theme day such as crazy hat day, pj day, backwards day, etc. Dates to be announced the week of attendance.
All weeks include trips to the Splash Pad at Glebe Centennial Park, maintenance of garden plots, picnics and trips to local playgrounds. Because we are an emergent curriculum program, other activities will be decided with the campers.
Please note that Acorn is closed on August 29th and 30th for Professional Development.
These educational programs are open to children who have attended kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year and to the school-aged children. Acorn children will be given first priority with a deadline of May 30th to reserve a space and then the program will be open to others. The cost will be $225.00 per week or $45.00 per day. Red Apron food extra - $5.50 per day or bring your own lunch. Each project will be hands on, will enhance child development in all areas of growth and will be fun. Drop off time for the summer program will be from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. Pick-up times from 4:00-4:30 pm with a small aftercare fee of $2.00/day from 4:30-5:30 pm. Most program staff will be trained in Early Childhood Education or the equivalent and will have no more than 1:10 ratios. Please refer to the registration form link above. Registration will only be taken in paper form or by email this year.
Cancellation Policy: We require at least two weeks notice if you wish to cancel one of the sessions for which you have previously enrolled in. Payment will be expected otherwise. Thank you.
Week #1 - Canada Week
Discover Canadian Heritage (aboriginal culture) - food, clothing, lacrosse, build a yurt, aboriginal music Canadian animals, Outin to the Museuem of Civilization.
Week #2 - Medieval Week
All preparation to go to the Osgoode Medieval Festival Education Day. Costume, food, crafts, games.
Week #3 - Environment Week
Learning about environmental sustainability. This includes eating, shopping locally, farming and a guest to speak to us. This topic also includes conservation.
Week #4 - Senses Week
This program will help children to recognize how special each one of our sense are, what would it be like if one of them didn't work. This week includes a visit from Kim, our blind story teller along with her see-eye dog. She will bring her Brail machine to show children how it works and how to read.
Week #5 - Musical Drama Week with Miss Corianne
Miss Corianne is already so excited about this week. This musical drama will incorporate dramatic skills to be learned with music to create a show at the end of the week.
Week #6 - Active Living Week
Dance, Yoga, badminton, soccer are just a few sports that we will be involved with.
Week #7 - Art Week
Focus on a Canadian Artist. We will teach skills to help the campers to interpret their own piece of art for take home. Additional art pieces in clay, paint and collage.
Week #8 - Multicultural Week
This week will focus on the campers own backgroun, their heritage and family stories for sharing. Bring pictures and objects, your dress, enjoy authentic foods, as well as having a day for Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin and South America.
Week #9 - Science Week
Focusing on science in everyday life, a trip to Science and Technology Museum.