2016 Hours and Dates
Week 1. June 20-24
Week 2. June 27- July 1
Week 3. July 5-8 (closed July 4th)
Week 4. July 11-15
Week 5. July 18-22
Week 6. July 25-29
Week 7. August 1-5
Week 8. August 8-12
CLOSED August 15-19
School year begins August 22, 2016
8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Summer at Lemberg
While the Lemberg Summer Camp is a separate program of the Children's Center yet it is very much a continuation of our play-based, educationally enriching school year program.
The summer program curriculum is drawn from the interests of the children and planned around themes that take the children on trips of fantasy in our own backyard - this extraordinary university campus.
Summer Camp is designed so parents can select and pay only for the weeks they need in the summer. Though mostly comprised of children who either attend or plan to attend one of the Lemberg Children's Center programs during the school year, all children are welcome.
Our program is intentionally small — around 25-33 children in the preschool (divided into 2 classrooms), 18 toddlers (divided into 2 classrooms), and 7 infants. We also keep one of the unoccupied infant rooms open as a playroom/gross motor room
Our summer director, Karen Eichenlaub, has worked at Lemberg since 1983. Our lead teachers and teaching assistants usually have worked in our school-year program. Nearly all work full time (40 hours) and are here for the majority of the weeks of the summer. Our executive director, Howard Baker, oversees all programs of the Lemberg Children's Center, Inc.
As with our school year program our facilities are nut, peanut, egg and sesame-seed free and our staff welcomes working with children who have special educational needs.
What does a day in the summer program look like?
Check out some of our daily activities!
Our day normally consists of:
Small group play/project times where children choose which activity (art projects, blocks, playhouse, puzzles, etc.) they will participate in.
Large group meetings — including stories, discussions of the daily plans, puppets, songs — followed by small group activities based on curricular plans lead by teachers.
Outside play time (preceded by hand washing, diapering and toileting).
Lunch and two snack times (preceded by hand washing, diapering and toileting).
Pre-nap activities — toileting, stories, reading, listening to records or tapes.
All children sleep or rest on their cots during nap time (approximately one hour, unless parents specify other arrangements).
After nap (which is usually about an hour and fifteen minutes) the children have a snack and then go outside for water play.