Session 1 and 2: Early Learning Center

Students ages three to five will experience our innovative early learning program. Picture your three-year old exploring a topic that interests them. One day the class learn all about dinosaurs and the next it may be about the sun, or how birds make nests. Each child will play an active role in his/her own learning. Students will explore, discover, and make connections as they experience the world around them.

  • Does your child like to have some control over the direction of their learning?
  • Do they love to learn through touching, moving, listening and observing the world around them?
  • Do they need endless opportunities to express themselves?

We know that your child is unique, curious, and creative; and our summer semester reflects this. Our flexible program has been designed by a passionate SAS early learning educator.

Let the adventure begin…

We will start our day with settling in and welcoming activities. Upon arrival there will be exploration stations set up so our littlest learners can commence their discovery journey immediately.

Following this we will enjoy connecting with each and building relationships through communication check-in. This is where we will collaboratively plan our day. Do we want to make musical instruments or grab a magnifying glass and go for a nature walk? The possibilities are endless. From craft to cooking, science to storytelling, dance to drama and painting to puppetry – the ELC has it all!

Whatever we do, we promise we will capture it through video and photos so that you can enjoy reflecting back on your child’s fabulous summer semester learning experience.

Sample Schedule

TimeDescription
9:00 a.m.Science Exploration Stations
Learners will interact with a variety of natural and synthetic materials and objects. Curiosity will soar. Questions will be raised and answers discovered. These stations are designed to engage the senses and stimulate the mind.
9:30 a.m.Communication Check-In
Each day we will spend time getting to know ourselves, our friends, and our teachers so that we can learn what it means to be part of a fun and vibrant learning community. Together we will discuss and plan how our day will unfold.
10:00 a.m.Silly Snacks
Each day features a nutritious-themed snack that students get to prepare.
10:30 a.m.Math Circles
Engage in puzzles, problems, and exciting challenge to inspire a love of math.
11:00 a.m.Playground
An opportunity to go outside and play on our playground equipment, ride tricycles, play in the sandpit, explore nature, kicking soccer balls, or blow bubbles. It's time to move our bodies!
11:00 a.m.Literacy Learning
With access to a rich range of diverse reading materials, we have books that will appeal to every child's unique taste. Through fiction and non-fiction read-alouds, poetry, puppetry, and drama, we promise to foster a love of literacy.
12:00 p.m.Lunch Time!
Will we have a Teddy Bears Picnic? Will we eat our way across a Fruit Rainbows? Or will we eat The Very Hungry Caterpillar? A surprise awaits kids each day during this fun, social time.
12:30 p.m.Rest and Relaxation
Every little mind and body needs some down time each day. This unstructured time will be for students to partake in a quiet and independent activity of their choosing.
1:00 p.m.Creativity
Arts, crafts, cooking, music, movement or role play? With a repertoire of creative pursuits, your child will dive right into the creative process.
1:30 p.m.Playground
All little ones love our extensive collection of toys purposefully intended for outdoor play. With so many activities to choose from, it's a good thing we get out on the playground twice a day!
2:00 p.m.Wellness
Students will round out the day with some team games, yoga and stretching, or dancing and musical statues. This time is dedicated to motivating the mind, while giving the body what it needs.
2:30 p.m.Communication Check-In
Before we go home, we like to regroup and reflect on our day. This is our time to build community bonding through games and stories before we say goodbye for the day.

Download the ELC Sample Schedule

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