Young Explorers

Designed with our youngest students in mind, the Young Explorers Summer Program provides enriched learning activities that complement the school year curriculum. A fun, literacy-based program that offers hands-on activities, small group workshops, story time, games, and recess twice a day. 10 weeks of non-stop learning and fun.

Please note: Children must be potty-trained, and age 3 through rising Kindergarten during the program.

3 Sessions
June 17 to August 23, 2019

7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Session Dates # of Weeks Fee
Session 1

June 17, 2019 to July 5, 2019

3 weeks $1,050.00
Session 2 July 8, 2019 to August 2, 2019 4 weeks $1,400.00
Session 3 August 5, 2019 to August 23, 2019 3 weeks 1,050.00

Early Care: 7:30 - 9:00 AM, and Extended Care: 3:00 - 6:00 PM are included in the above pricing.

Young Explorers Registration

Click HERE to register or scroll down to learn more about our program! For questions or more information, please contact Diane Russell, Director of Admissions (410-838-4848 or

Young Explorers Weekly Themes

Week 1: June 17-21, 2019

Summer Winterland
Find a little winter in your summer and a little summer in your winter. This week will focus on different aspects of summer fun including weather, clothing, and activities and comparing them with their opposites in the season of winter. Concepts will include compare and contrast as well as opposites.

Week 2: June 24-28, 2019

We know people love a day at the beach, but what other creatures enjoy it too?. Activities will center around sand, sun, fun and animals that live by the sea.  Students will participate in imaginative play such as surfing, fishing, and sandcastle making while learning about the unique ecosystem that exists along the shore.

Week 3: July 1-5, 2019

Happy Birthday!!
Everyone has a birthday, including our country! This week we explore our own birthdays as well as celebrate the USA’s 243rd birthday. What special traditions do we have to honor our country? How do we celebrate each other? Cake, ice cream and party games included!

Week 4: July 8-12, 2019

Trucks, Diggers and Cranes
Dig, build, topple, repeat. Students become engineers this week as they explore the use of construction vehicles and various building materials. Our focus is on the process of building and breaking down and not necessarily a finished product. Caution: you will get dirty.

Week 5: July 15-19, 2019

Out of this World!
What is outer space? What things are in outer space? Do you think you would want to be an astronaut? Well it’s time to put on your space helmet, blast off and find the answers to your questions! Space travelers will need to bring their imaginations along on this epic adventure into the final frontier.

Week 6: July 22-26, 2019

Windy Day Fun
No one can see it, but we know it is there. We can only feel it, when it messes up our hair! Where would we be without the wind? Students will learn about air, wind, breezes, and storms. Through exploration of kites, parachutes, wind chimes and movement games, students will learn how the wind can be helpful to people and plants, but also a force of nature to be respected.

Week 7: July 29- August 2, 2019

The Early Bird Catches the Worm
This week we will truly play in the dirt to find out about the world of worms. Through hands on observation, learners will discover that worms are smooth, squishy, and wiggly. By listening to fiction and nonfiction books, students will gain knowledge and awareness of the usefulness of these quiet unsung heroes of the garden.

Week 8: August 5-9, 2019

Teddy Bears
Whether it’s painting with faux fur, acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or cuddling up with a special bear friend at rest, teddy bears will be at the center of all activities this week. These treasured friends will help children with counting and graphing skills, alphabet recognition, and dramatic play. Non-fiction books will engage students with the “bear facts” that the real life version is very different from our stuffed friends.

Week 9: August 12-16, 2019

Healthy Eaters
This week students will explore the differences between healthy and unhealthy foods. They will be challenged to make healthy food choices for themselves and begin to understand the consequences of poor choices. Some food preparation will be involved to provide hands-on experience with kitchen tools. Chef hats optional!

Week 10: August 19-23, 2019

Great Performances
This is the week to show off your special talent. Whether it’s singing, dancing, telling a joke, or acting out a story, all are invited to express their individual personalities on the stage (as a solo performer or with a small group). The week will be filled with role playing, dress-up, costume and mask creations, and fun!

Daily Schedule

9:00 Opening Circle: Daily read aloud, songs, finger plays, games, short lesson
9:15 Learning Workshops: Small group projects
10:00 Snack
10:30 Recess
11:00 Centers
11:45 Story time
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Rest
1:30 Free play, games, puzzles
2:00 Recess
2:30 Closing Circle
3:00 Porch/Dismissal
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