Early Childhood at Portledge Summer Adventures is a fun and dynamic program for children ages 2-6 years old with lunch and snack included. Recognizing that each child brings an innate curiosity and sense of wonder to his or her learning, the Early Childhood program builds upon these organic learning processes to encourage collaborative learning. We will continue with weekly themes that will engage your child in Reggio Emilia inspired classroom settings, while also adding new options to your child’s schedule. Each day, your child will continue to engage in indoor and outdoor play, as play is the most effective method for growth and learning at the early childhood age. Daily activities will also include water play, art, music, and yoga. We have added an interactive discovery zone to each classroom, where children may share interesting or beloved items they bring from home or from nature, providing a more personalized opportunity to explore and discover. Children will use their senses, touch these items and then document their discoveries and observations by drawing and writing. We look forward to seeing what everyone brings in to share and what children learn from their world and from what others have to share. And, of course, each week will wrap up with our Special Visitor.
We also look forward this summer to more early childhood ADD-ONS
!! Children love water, so we will offer two weeks of WATER PLAY ADD-ON
. We will use the outdoors as our canvas and for inspiration as our OUTDOOR ART EXPLORERS ADD-ON
, and use fine motor skills in our CLAY PLAY ADD-ON
. Keep an eye out for these fun new classes to extend your child’s day at Summer Adventures.
Class assignments are determined by the child’s grade as of September 2018. Enrollment is limited, so remember to register early.