The Auburn University Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program is scheduled for June 6 – July 14, 2016. The program will run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be no classes on Fridays, and no class on Monday, July 4th.
“This great Auburn program has been held on our campus for over 25 years,” said Dr. Sean Durham, program director and assistant professor in the College of Education. “Our 2016 Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program will focus on a play-based curriculum where young children will engage in playful, hands-on activities to strengthen their academic skills. We will also take fun and enriching field trips to the Arboretum and the Museum, plus fun walking tours of the Auburn University campus. Daily opportunities for one-on-one attention is provided by 19 student teachers in early childhood education – their energy and creativity make this program so beneficial to children.”
“Children should come ready to get their hands dirty with activities such as mud pies and gardening, build with blocks and other materials, take nature walks, listen to and write their own stories, sing and dance, create through rich art materials, and really explore their individual interests in depth.”
The registration fee is $50 per child. Tuition is $400 per child. Mid-morning snacks will be provided, but children should plan to eat breakfast before they come to school. Each Thursday at 11:30 a.m., families are invited to share a special summertime ice cream treat with their child, build relationships with others, and have a look at the rich learning that happened throughout the week.