Summer Offerings for K-8
Kids’ Corner offers multiple exciting programs during the summer, including our regular Kids’ Corner Summer Program (K-5), and KC Xtreme for Middle School students (completed grades 6-8), with the final week also open to rising 6th graders.
All of Kids’ Corner’s summer programs uphold 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 After School Program for over 30 years.
The Kids’ Corner summer offerings are OPEN TO ALL FAMILIES in the community. Initial priority is given to currently enrolled after school families who can register exclusively from January 15th through January 28th. Non Kids’ Corner families can also register beginning on January 15th but will be considered “wait listed” until open enrollment begins on January 29. 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.
Summer Program for K-5 (grade completed)
Our Summer Program runs daily from 9am to 5pm with options for early drop-off (8am) and late pick-up (6pm). The curriculum promotes creativity, learning and physical well-being through a variety of morning enrichments taught by specialists in their field, daily activities and weekly field trips. Please click the link below to see an example of our daily programming.
Morning Enrichments fall into four categories:
Afternoon activities include off-site excursions to local attractions providing water play and Kids’ Corner’s beloved Project Sign-Up. To add some variety, there are weekly program-wide theme days on Thursdays and field trips every Wednesday. Lunch is not provided however families have the option to preorder 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. We do provide a daily snack in the afternoon.
Participants will be broken up into groups based on grade completed. We anticipate the breakdown to be Kindergarten, Grades 1-2 & Grades 3-4-5. This is subject to change based on enrollment demands on any given week. The KC Summer Program typically maintains a 1:8 to 1:10 ratio at all times. Every group will have two co-lead teachers and at least one assistant teacher (if applicable). Staff will mainly consist of current Kids’ Corner teachers with a few outside professionals mixed in. The staff have diverse backgrounds in the Arts, athletics, education, history, music, and theatre. Volunteer opportunities are available for high school students aged 16 or older.
Contact Summer Program Director, Mike Gaudreau at [email protected] with any questions regarding the KC Summer Program.
Cancellation Policy: Changes can be made prior to May 1st under certain circumstances. 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].
June Vacation Week Program
Occasionally, Kids’ Corner runs a full-day program in June, for 3 to 5 days, to provide a bridge between the last day of school and our Summer Program. The schedule will vary depending on the school calendar, and how many inclement weather days have been utilized. Registration will open approximately one month in advance and can be found under the Registration header on our website.