Kids’ Corner Summer Program 2021 Grades K-5 (completed)
Kids’ Corner offers multiple exciting programs during the summer, including our regular Kids’ Corner Summer Program (grades K-5) and KC Xtreme for Middle School students (completed grades 6-8).
Kids’ Corner’s Summer Program upholds the same safe, engaging, caring and values-driven environment, coupled with a fun-loving, learning-filled atmosphere that has been central to the Kids’ Corner Out-of-School Time Program for over 30 years.
Our Summer Program is overseen by our Assistant Director/Summer Program Director, Mike Gaudreau.
Grades: K- 5
Classrooms: We split the children by grade completed into 3 classrooms. The Kindergarten Room, the 1st-2nd Grade Room and the 3rd-5th Grade Room.
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1 to 10:1
Beginning the week of: June 28th
Ending the week of: August 23rd
Additional bridge weeks offered:
Summer Program Kick-Off Week - June 23rd to 25th
July Summer Fun Days - July 7th to July 9th
Summer Wrap-Up Week - August 30th to September 1st (pending)
Times: 9am-5pm *We also offer an early drop-off option at 8am for $15/week and late pick-up option at 6pm for $15/week.
Full Week - $400/week, 9am-5pm
Summer Program Kick-Off Week - $240/3 days, 9am-5pm
July Summer Fun Days - $260/3 days, 8am-6pm
Summer Wrap-Up Week - $240/3 days, 9am-5pm (pending)
Registration opens on January 15th to an exclusive group of Kids’ Corner families. Open enrollment for the public begins on January 29th for non Kids’ Corner families. These families can also register beginning on January 15th, but will be considered “wait listed” until open enrollment begins on January 29th. At that time, all “wait listed” registrations on file will be processed in the order they were received prior to the official start of open enrollment on January 29th @ 12pm.
Curriculum & Instruction
Our curriculum promotes creativity, learning and physical well-being through a variety of morning enrichment classes, teacher-led projects, in house performances, field trips and more! Our enrichment instructors are professionals and specialists in their field. Our staff consists of experienced and well qualified teachers who have diverse backgrounds in the arts, athletics, education, history, music, and theatre. The genuine commitment and dedication of our staff is reflected in the low staff turn over. Our current staff has an average of 7 years of experience.
Each child begins easing into their day with indoor/outdoor free play with their peers.
Our morning enrichment class changes weekly, but we offer one enrichment each week such as karate, hip hop dance, Zumba, Top Secret Science, art, drumming, music and movement & more! Each enrichment takes place either in their classroom or outdoors.
After our fun-filled morning, we break for lunch. Lunch is not provided by Kids’ Corner, but families have the option to pre order lunch daily through our partnerships with D’Agostino’s Deli and Gloria’s Pizza. Details will be provided the week before your child attends as to not get lost in the shuffle.
In our afternoons, we head outside for water play and/or hop on the bus for a local excursion to the splash park, swimming, or tennis!
Later in the afternoon, we have snack time (snack is provided by Kids’ Corner). We then transition into an evening of Kids’ Corner’s beloved Project Sign-Up (teacher-led activities in art, baking, sports and more!) and we end our days at Kids’ Corner by enjoying some indoor/outdoor freeplay.
Please note the enrichment and field trip change weekly!
Cancellation Policy: Changes can be made prior to May 1st provided that your child’s group and week has a wait list. No transfers will be accepted and no refunds will be issued as of May 1st. Additionally, no refunds will be issued for absences, requested changes after May 1st, delayed attendance/late arrival, or dismissal from the registered program.
To schedule a tour and/or informational meeting please contact our Executive Director, Andrew Gentzow at [email protected].
What COVID protocols to expect during our Summer Program 2021:
As we prepare our registration for the Summer Program in January, much is still unknown about what the Massachusetts Dept of Early Education and Care (EEC) and CDC restrictions we will have in our program this coming summer, but we are hopeful! Here is our plan as of January 2021:
We have limited our classrooms to 20 children maximum and 2 teachers.
Are all trained in COVID prevention and a majority have worked last summer as well as during our Full Day Program during the school year.
Everyday upon arrival, all staff, enrichment instructors,outside performers and students must have a completed health screening.
All students and staff wear face coverings while inside. While outside during water play, face coverings may be removed for short periods of time.
The building- During last year’s summer program and this year’s Full Day Program, we have social distancing measures and marked spaces within the classrooms and hallways. We only allow staff, students and enrichment instructors into the building.We remain on the lower level for the majority of our time, with occasional visits up to the second floor gymnasium.
The classrooms - All classrooms are spacious and are equipped with sinks, soap and sanitizer. Books, games and toys are available for indoor free play, but limited. Each classroom space has windows, which we keep open for ventilation. During lunch and snack, children are spaced out appropriately at the tables in the classroom. Each group is kept separately from one another and no one is allowed to visit other rooms in the building. Bathrooms are used one cohort at a time and are disinfected before another cohort is able to use them. Teachers clean the toys in the room as well as project supplies thoroughly and all high touch surfaces are cleaned hourly.
Outdoors - We play outdoors as much as we can and have the entire open space (the black top and turf) in the front of our building. We take turns with the other classrooms playing outside. Frequently used outdoor play items are cleaned between use.
Daily cleaning:Staff uphold all of the guidelines from the CDC and EEC and have cleaning schedules in place to ensure the safest environment. We keep the windows open in the classrooms as much as possible and there is also nightly sanitization of every classroom and common areas.
We occasionally hop on a bus to go on a field trip or local adventure. We intend on strategically spacing out students on the bus (1 per seat), opening the windows, sanitizing before and after boarding the bus and disinfecting the bus between cohort uses. We will also only visit places that are outside (beaches, local ponds, spray parks, etc).