2022 SUMMER Program (ages 2-5)
July 5-August 26
Thank you for your interest in our summer program. We are thrilled to be able to offer a safe and fun program with extended hours this year! We are again prioritizing outdoor time whenever possible. As we did in the 2020 and 2021 summer, we will be visiting various public parks and playgrounds. **We have sent acceptances to families for our summer programming and are collecting deposits. At this time, we are filled or are nearly filled with very limited availability for our July and August programming. If you apply, we will put you on our waitlist and connect with you if/when a spot becomes available.**
This summer, we look forward to again exploring our Brooklyn neighborhood community. We intend to offer experiences with nature and art along with sprinklers and water play. We will be going to various playgrounds and parks and enjoying the beautiful weather as much as possible.
While we know covid has changed many practices, we know that much of the core of what we do will stay the same. We will still provide opportunities for children to walk around the community and to the parks and playgrounds getting exercise and running and playing. We will still provide opportunities for children to engage with each other – talking and creating with each other – in a safe way. We will still stimulate children’s minds and show them love and care throughout the day.
Our program will cater to children who are 2 to 5 years of age. We anticipate dividing into six cohorts. Please note that these descriptions are examples and are subject to change based on age-group enrollment. We prioritize outdoor time and focus on being outdoors as much as possible. Fruit and vegetable snack as well as a healthy lunch will be provided for all children and will be individually packaged for each child.
- Bambini & Mimmo (born in 2019 & 2020) – These groups begin the day inside with a consistent morning routine of play, morning circle time and sometimes a small group activity. Then they get to explore a local playground or splash pad mid morning to enjoy the sprinklers. Snack and water is often enjoyed outdoors in the shade. Certain days will be designated for walking trips including visiting the Farmers Market in Prospect Park, the Koi Pond in Greenwood Cemetery, The Community Garden and more. These groups will have an outdoor sensory art, music & movement specials, explorative science/nature explorations and Sports & Games specials weekly.
- Medio & Mezzo (born in 2018) – These groups start with a brief morning meeting time and then head right out to the park, playground or splash pad in our neighborhood! Snack and water is enjoyed outdoors in the shade while the children dry off from their sprinkler adventures. Building, art and explorative activities are planned in the late morning which can occur either outdoors or indoors. One day is dedicated each week for this group to do a local walking or travel trip. We’ve ventured to the Botanic Garden or Prospect Park Zoo to name a couple of favorite places. We will also visit places like the Farmers Market in Prospect Park, the Koi Pond in Greenwood Cemetery and The Community Garden. These groups will have sensory art and exploratory science/nature activities weekly as well as music & movement and Sports & Games specials!
- Compagni & Amici (born in 2017)- These groups will meet us right outside the Giocare building ready to begin their daily adventure! They will venture to various playgrounds, parks and green spaces around the neighborhood. Snack, lunch and fresh water is enjoyed outdoors on most days in the shade after or before an excursion! We will frequent Prospect Park and explore what it has offer. Every day is a walking trip for the children including visiting the Farmers Market in Prospect Park, the Koi Pond in Greenwood Cemetery and more. Children will have sensory and process art, as well as exploratory science/nature specials weekly as well as Music & Movement and Sports & Games in Prospect Park. After a full day outdoors, we look to bring children in to unwind with focused art and explorative projects and activities.
Our summer program is available over the following weeks. We will enroll only for Monday-Friday initially but may consider alternate schedules later if another family is interested in the alternate days. The pricing structure is such as when you do the full summer you get one week free (8 weeks for the price of 7).
Full Summer: $4775
Full Summer: $4012
Full Summer: $3103
10% deposits are due April 1st. Remaining balance is paid in 2 installments July 1st and August 1st.
Fill out our online summer application to join us for the summer.