Summer Programs at Greenspring Montessori

For Children 18 months to 9 years

Greenspring Summer Fun offers a fun-filled, nurturing and non-competitive environment in which to learn and play for children ages 18 months to 9 years old. Come explore science, nature, history and geography; create music, art and craft projects; and learn skills through cooking and recreational sports. Children and their families will enjoy our small, family-like atmosphere. Our Summer Fun Programs offer fun for everyone!

Sessions for Summer 2018:

Programs run from June to August 2018. See the programs below for specific dates and hours.

Adventurers Program (ages 6-9)

Hours and Fees

8:30am-4:00pm – $340 per week

Each week includes one field trip such as Sky Zone, Irvine Nature Center, and Clarks Elioak Farm.


 

Weekly Programs

Art Appreciation
Week 1 – Monday, June 25-29, 2018
Campers will be inspired to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. By doing so, kids feel empowered to be creative and expressive. It’s amazing to see what kids design when given the freedom to explore and express themselves creatively! This is an experience that will spark creativity, engagement, exploration, and individual expression. Let imaginations soar!

Deliciously Nutritious Cooking
Week 2 – Monday, July 2-6, 2018*
*Closed Wednesday, July 4
It is never too early to learn how to cook and the importance of making healthy food choices. Whether you have a budding chef of a picky eater, our classes encourage young children to open their minds and palates, follow recipes, work together, and have a fantastic time cooking.

All Mixed Up! (Wacky Week)
Week 3 – Monday, July 9-13, 2018
Anything goes during Wacky week! Experience a little bit of everything camp has to offer. Join us for a week of laughter and fun as we take a walk on the silly side. Each day will have a unique theme, such as pajama day, dress up day, silly games day, and more! Each day will also include cooking, crafts, gardening, and games.

Around the World I
Week 4 – Monday, July 16-20, 2018
Travel around the world to absorb aspects of diverse cultures, learn traditional dances, speak different languages, and try a hand at hieroglyphics. Take a taste bud-tingling tour to lands far and near to explore scrumptious delicacies from across the globe. Get ready for tons of fun while discovering just how much you have in common with other kids around the world! Countries to be studied this week are India, France, Italy, Russia, and the USA.

Around the World II
Week 5 – Monday, July 23-27, 2018
Travel around the world to absorb aspects of diverse cultures, learn cultural dances, speak different languages, and try a hand at hieroglyphics. Take a taste bud-tingling tour to lands far and near to explore scrumptious delicacies from across the globe. Get ready for tons of fun while discovering just how much you have in common with other kids around the world! Countries to be studied this week are Mexico, Japan, China, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Nature Detectives
Week 6 – Monday, July 30-August 3, 2018
Investigate our natural surroundings and learn to understand the relationships of wildlife and the ecosystem. Each day lets your child be a real explorer, using science in fun ways to better understand the natural world. Daily adventures will include environmental games, animal encounters, nature crafts, stream and meadow exploration, and other nature activities. You will love this sensory approach to exploring the great outdoors!

Summer Classics and Carnival
Week 7 – Monday, August 6-10, 2018
Let’s revive the classic games of the past! Pure summer fun is the theme for this week, which is chock full of “classics” such as Pick-Up-Sticks, Jacks, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, and so much more! Each day will include activities such as games, cooking, art, storytelling, and outdoor play. We will end our summer fun with a carnival on Friday! There will be many great games and carnival-themed activities included. This is sure to make for some great summer memories!

 

Explorers Program (ages 4-5)

Hours and Fees

8:30am-4:00pm – $320 per week

8:30am-12:00pm – $215 per week

Each week of Explorer Summer Fun includes one in-house guest presentation from organizations such as My Reptile Guys, Eric Energy, and Tumblebus Time.

Please be aware that priority is given to children enrolled in Full Day Programs. 


Weekly Programs

Rainforest Adventure
Week 1 – Monday, June 25-29, 2018
Let us take your child on a walk through the wilds of a tropical rainforest, home to over half the world’s species of animals and plants. Discover the natural world of bright colors, interesting sounds, plant life and an astonishing variety of animals that leap, crawl, and fly through the rainforest. Each day consists of culture, music, art, cooking and so much more!

Movement and Tumbling
Week 2 – Monday, July 2-6, 2018*
*Closed Wednesday, July 4
How many activities can we fit into a week? Let’s find out as we wiggle ourselves silly and get fit by tumbling, playing games, sports and dancing! This is the perfect place for your child to develop balance, strength and coordination. This week is filled with fun and exciting obstacle courses, balance beams, movement activities ,and so much more!

Digging Up Dinosaurs
Week 3 – Monday, July 9-13, 2018
Dinosaurs roamed earth well before the time of humans, ruling the globe for millions of years. Explore archeology and discover all the wonders of our prehistoric past. Each day begins with a walk back in time through our Jurassic jungle. The children will dig into history, biology, botany, science, as well as super-sized fun with music and dance, games, art, and cooking.

Transportation
Week 4 – Monday, July 16-20, 2018
Some people walk and others drive cars. There are buses and trains too! We see snowplows, fire engines, construction vehicles and garbage trucks too! Let’s talk about how we get around in our community and learn about the mighty community machines that we see so often. Join us as we lift, push, dig, and dump our way through the week with fascinating stories, songs, art, and movement activities. This is sure to be a truckload of fun!

Under The Sea
Week 5 – Monday, July 23-27, 2018
Explore all of the wonders of the sea. Swim alongside whales and dolphins as they sing across vast stretches of ocean. See the bustling life abundant on a bright coral reef and discover what lives in the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. Each day will be filled with unique storytelling, treasure hunts, music and movement, art, and games.

Creative Painting and Indoor Sports
Week 6 – Monday, July 30-August 3, 2018
How can we paint? Let us count the ways—marble painting, finger painting, sponge painting splatter painting spin art, water colors, and rollers, just to name a few! This session combines creativity with physical activity as we head to the gym after a morning of art. Fun recreational activities help develop muscles and give our Explorers a good cardiovascular workout.

Summer Classics and Carnival
Week 7 – Monday, August 6-10, 2018
Let’s revive the classic games of the past! Pure summer fun is the theme for this week, which is chock full of “classics” such as hopscotch, Jacks, Hokey Pokey and so much more! Each day will include cooking activities, art, storytelling, and creative play. We will end our summer fun with a carnival on Friday! There will be many great games and carnival-themed activities included. This is sure to make for some great summer memories!

 

Pioneers Program (age 3)

Hours and Fees

8:30am-4:00pm – $320 per week

8:30am-12:00pm – $215 per week

Each week of Explorer Summer Fun includes one in-house guest presentation from organizations such as My Reptile Guys, Eric Energy, and Tumblebus Time.

Please be aware that priority is given to children enrolled in Full Day Programs. 


Weekly Programs

Music, Art and Tumbling
Week 1 – Monday, June 25-29, 2018
This program is designed for any child who wants to embark on a journey to their creative side! Whether it be music, sports or art, this session has it all. Instead of using a paint brush, we will use items such as water bottles, sponges, straws and our very own hands and feet to create works of art. Listening, singing and rhythm concepts will be our focus as we have fun exploring music. We will work on tumbling skills and explore creative movement through the use of obstacle courses, balance beams, and fun movement activities.

Down on the Farm
Week 2 – Monday, July 2-6, 2018*
*Closed Wednesday, July 4
BAA, Cluck, MOO. This active, hands-on program will surely delight your three-year-olds as they learn about the animals that live on a farm and plants that grow there. We will even have a chance to meet live farm animals! Each day is filled with music, crafts, role playing, food tasting, and many more fun activities!

Splash, Move, POP!
Week 3 – Monday, July 9-13, 2018
Splish, Splash Move! What better way to spend the summer than to be in a miniature waterpark! We will enjoy bubbles, sprinkler fun, water tables, waterfalls and water related games. Outdoor games will be played in this constant flow of fun and excitement! It is sure to be a blast!

All Ball!
Week 4 – Monday, July 16-20, 2018
Do all balls bounce? Are all balls round? How many ways do people use balls? With all this “ball talk”, let’s get outside and explore! This week is full of fun activities that include bouncing, throwing, painting, and create play, as well as strengthening our physical development skills!

Animal Adventure: Reptiles and Insects
Week 5 – Monday, July 23-27, 2018
How does a snake see in the dark? Are lizards related to alligators? How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? We will learn more about familiar creatures and discover some fascinating new ones as we explore athe world of reptiles and insects. Each day is filled with exciting activities that include storytelling, sing-a-longs, art, and creative play!

Ooey Gooey Science
Week 6 – Monday, July 30-August 3, 2018
We all like to get a little messy every now and then-especially kids! Explore science while having fun with sticky, gooey, slimy hands-on activities that will keep us laughing all week! Each day is filled with fun activities that include sensory exploration, creative play, science experiments, and so much more!

Summer Classics and Carnival Week
Week 7 – Monday, August 6-10, 2018
Let’s revive the classic games of the past! Pure summer fun is the theme for this week, which is chock full of “classics” such as hopscotch, Simon says, egg-spoon races, the Hokey Pokey and so much more! Each day will include simple cooking activities, art, storytelling, and creative play. We will end our summer fun with a carnival on Friday! There will be many great games and carnival-themed activities included. This is sure to make for some great summer memories!

Summer Montessori

Dates, Hours, and Fees

Session I – Monday, June 25 – Friday, July 20
Closed on Wednesday, July 4

Session 2 – Monday, July 23 – Friday, August 17

Young Toddlers (18 months to 2 years)

8:30am-4:00pm – $1,800 per 4 week session

8:30am-12:00pm – $1,425 per 4 week session

Older Toddlers (2 to 3 years)

8:30am-4:00pm – $1,740 per 4 week session

8:30am-12:00pm – $1,250 per 4 week session

Children’s House (3 to 6 years)

8:30am-4:00pm – $1,575 per 4 week session

8:30am-12:00pm – $1,050 per 4 week session

Please be aware that priority is given to children enrolled in Full Day Programs. 


 

Program Descriptions

Summer Montessori Programs
Are you a working parent interested in extending your child’s Montessori learning experience into the summer months? Are you new to Greenspring Montessori School and looking to learn more with your child?

Parents enrolled in the 2018-19 school year at Greenspring Montessori have the opportunity to sign up for one or both of the 4-week Summer Montessori sessions.

In order to accommodate the needs of many of our parents, we have added an extra week to our Summer Montessori Programs.

Toddler Montessori Program (18 months to 3 years)
Children work with hands-on classroom materials while striving to improve motor skills, language abilities, and socialization skills. They also enjoy songs, stories, outdoor play, and water days.

Children’s House Montessori Program (3 to 6 years)
Children learn more about Montessori and receive lessons on new materials. They will love learning about geography, language, mathematics, cooking, art, and more. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in daily Spanish lessons. This is a great way to introduce Montessori to your child or expand upon their existing experiences.

A Typical Day at Summer Fun:

8:30am – Arrivals
9:00am – Morning Exploration & Snack
11:00am – Water & Outdoor/Gym Play
12:00pm – Dismissal for Morning Friends & Lunch
1:00pm – Rest Time (children under 5 are given the opportunity to rest/nap); Enrichment Project; Fun!
3:00pm – Snack Time
3:20pm – Outdoor/Gym Play
4:00pm – Dismissal for Full Day Friends

 


 

Payment Information

Early Bird Discount
Enroll by Friday, March 16, 2018 to receive 5% off the packages above with the discount code MY5OFF.

Sibling Discounts
Parents enrolling more than one child in Greenspring Montessori School’s Summer Fun Program will receive 10% off for the child enrolled in the less expensive program. Please email inform@greenspringmontessori.org to receive a coupon code for your registration.


 

Application and Enrollment Guidelines

Orientation

All parents (upon receipt of a completed summer application) will receive an orientation packet after May 1, 2017 which will include information needed for each of our summer programs.

Holiday

School is closed in observation of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Fees are not pro-rated for this session.

Payment Information

In the event payments are not received in full when due, a late charge for accounts 30 days past due will be assessed at the rate of 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance. This is an annual percentage rate of 18%.

An enrollment space will not be held for a child if payment is not made when due.

Withdrawal Policy

The Program Director reserves the right to request the immediate withdrawal of any participant whose behavior is detrimental to the program.

Please note that refunds cannot be granted for individual days missed (i.e., for illness, etc.).

Please Note

Children must be toilet-trained before participation in all programs except for our Toddler Summer Fun Program.

If you wish to amend your child’s program choice or length of day, we must be notified via email to the Program Director, Shari Wolf, at swolf@greenspringmontessori.org. We will let you know if we can accommodate your request. The first change is free of charge, but each additional change will result in a $35 service fee.

Health Forms

You will receive a confirmation (or wait list) letter with Authorization & Consent and Health/Physical forms. All children participating in Summer Fun programs must provide Greenspring Montessori School with these forms prior to the start of the Summer Program in accordance to State Regulations.

Questions?
Please review the website for details on tuition, required health information, program policies, and other useful information. You can also contact us at 410-321-8555 or at inform@greenspringmontessori.org.