Summer Camp

CampVentures®

What’s a day like for your child?

About the Summer Camp Program at Kiddie Academy of Little Rock

Kiddie Academy’s® CampVentures® program turns your child’s ordinary summer into a summer of exciting exploration. It nurtures your child’s development by expanding on the Life Essentials® curriculum and helping to make connections to the world around them.

CampVentures inspires imagination through hands-on activities, field trips and themed events, while balancing individual needs and interests.

 

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Life Essentials®

Preparing your child for success in school and life

CampVentures makes summer educational and fun, transforming it into an enjoyable and strong foundation for the future. From preschoolers through elementary school students, we use our Life Essentials® curriculum to reinforce lessons learned during the school year.

2-Year-Old Program

Focus: We stimulate the curiosity and develop the learning of even our smallest campers.

Activities foster creativity and build on skills your child already knows, while recognizing the need to use their bodies as they explore new skills. Our hands-on activities relate to familiar themes. Teachers use finger plays, songs, movement activities and age-appropriate children’s literature – including books that promote sign language and Spanish – to enrich the summer camp experience for 2-year-olds.

Activities

  • Developing fine motor skills and practice writing by creating Scribble Journals.
  • Discovering which toys float and which sink by playing with them in the water table.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child create a Scribble Journal where they can practice writing to develop fine motor skills.
  • Discover which toys float or sink while playing in the pool or tub.

3- and 4-Year-Old Program

Focus: We examine real-world topics.

Our teachers use a project-based approach to involve your child in directing their own learning and investigating topics they help choose. Children participate in activities focusing on language arts, math, science, technology, creative arts, drama, music, movement and character education. The project concludes with an event or project that displays their work and celebrates their achievements.

Activities

  • Making paper airplanes, measuring how far they fly and making a chart to compare the results.
  • Matching numbers to strengthen number recognition.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child make paper airplanes, then measure how far they fly and make a chart to compare the results.
  • Make paper boats and sails, matching the numbers on each to strengthen number recognition.

5-Year-Old and School-Age Program

Focus: We allow your child to direct their learning to their interests.

The project-based approach allows children to select their own learning experience as they explore topics that interest them. Teachers are encouraged to follow each child's lead as they plan activities, like creating an art gallery or preparing a museum. Each child will arrange a culminating event or project and celebrate their work.

Activities

  • Planting and tending a vegetable garden to learn how plants grow.
  • Using clay to make a bug sculpture to help learn the different parts of insects.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Plant a vegetable garden at home and let your child help tend the plants and harvest the vegetables. Ask them to show you the different parts of each plant.
  • Help your child come up with questions and use a digital audio recorder to interview family members to learn about their family history. You can also show them on a map or globe where your family comes from.

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How Life Essentials is different

Questions? Answers.

Explore some of the most frequently asked questions from parents.

Q. What if my child gets sick?
A. We’ll call you or a designated adult from your Emergency Information Form so that your child can be picked up as soon as possible from the Academy. While waiting to be picked up, your child will rest quietly, away from other children.
Q. What policies are Academies required to have in place to address safety?
A. Our facilities and outdoor play areas are required to have secure entries and exits that are maintained by an electronic entry system. Only individuals authorized by you are allowed to pick up your child from the Academy. All employees are required to have undergone background checks prior to employment.
Q. Do I need to pack a lunch?
A. No. Kiddie Academy’s family-style dining program is an integral part of our curriculum and learning. We provide an assortment of healthy, age-appropriate foods and snacks for the children to eat each day. Menus will be posted so that you can see what is being served.
Q. What if my child has allergies?
A. Due to the high number of children with peanut allergies, we do not serve peanut products. If your child has a specific allergy, please list them on our dietary restriction letter so that we can make appropriate food substitutions.
Q. What are teacher qualifications?
A. All Kiddie Academy teachers must meet or exceed the state requirements for child care providers and are required to receive ongoing professional training annually. We also require background checks through local, county, state and/or federal agencies prior to employment.
Q. What is your discipline policy?
A. We do not use physical or verbal punishment under any circumstances. We use positive guidance and re-direction to acknowledge children’s feelings and emotions and provide them with social scripts, problem-solving techniques, self-calming activities and choices and activities geared toward their interests.
Q. What will my child be doing?
A. Our summer program is built around a series of weekly themes that allow your child to explore and learn in creative and fun ways. Themes may involve field trips (we’ll alert you in advance) or special visitors who make presentations in the Academy.
Q. Can I drop in to observe?
A. Yes. We endorse an open-door policy and encourage families to visit at any time. We also schedule family/teacher conferences each year to discuss your child’s progress, but you can request a conference with the Director at any time.
Q. Do you take the children outdoors?
A. Yes, weather permitting, we take children outside daily. Children should be dressed appropriately for playing on our playground or taking group walks.
Q. Do you take field trips?
A. Yes, we will take the children on field trips. You will be notified in advance of any planned trips and will need to sign a permission slip to return, along with any fee, prior to the trip. Transportation for the field trip is provided by or arranged by the Academy.
Q. How do you use technology in learning?
A. Kiddie Academy teachers use technology as learning tools and a means of communication. We feel it’s important to teach children how to use devices they will encounter in school, so they are given opportunities to use them for educational play and research. The use of televisions or computers for passive viewing is not part of Kiddie Academy’s curriculum.

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