A Preschool Summer
Summer 2017 offerings coming soon!
For children ages 3-5 who have not been to a full day of Kindergarten
Preschool Summer sessions are held on the Guilford campus at 1128 New Garden Road.
Sessions run from 9:00am-3:30pm.
Student drop-off begins at 8:45am and pick-up ends at 3:45pm.
Participants must bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle each day.
Extended Care morning hours are available from 8:00am-8:45am & afternoon hours are available from 3:45pm-6:00pm. Click here for more details.
This program offers a safe and comfortable environment for preschool children (ages 3-5) to play, socialize, and learn in the summer. Each session will have a central theme. Activities for each session will be centered on the theme and will include projects such as painting, cooking, playing in centers, building, drawing, Play-Doh, dress-ups, outside play and outside water play. Sessions this year will be led by our NGFS preschool teaching team, Jeannie Wigal and Maria Maul. This year we are thrilled to be offering 8 sessions!
Summer 2016 Schedule
Friends Old & New (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
“Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold…” During this week we will introduce and explore ways to be a good friend. Through activities such as partner dancing, working in groups, playing in pairs, and other fun games, we will use many mediums to create with and explore caring friendships and making new friends.
Dive into the deep blue sea by learning all about the creatures living there, including all kinds of fish, sharks, the octopus and the eel. We will play in an ocean sized water table this week!
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
June 27 - July 1
Learn about all the methods of travel we use to get around! We will transform big boxes into vehicles of your choice. Small wooden models will be constructed to take home as well!
Fun with Food (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
We will create delicious and fun treats to eat! On the first day we will decide on our menu for the week depending on the group’s preferences and tolerances. Possibilities are endless but could be pizza, pies, ice cream, or whatever the kids can think of!
Remember, this is a 4 day week starting on Tuesday. We are closed Monday for the national holiday, 4th of July!
Nature (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
During this week we will get to know all the elements of nature. Through outdoor exploration, introduction to primitive skills, traditional folktales about the elements, and free creation of art using nature, children will get to know nature as more than just objects outside of our windows. This week will include time in our NGFS woods and may even incorporate walks to our neighbor, Guilford College.
Night and Day (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
We will investigate creatures of the night and learn how they differ from their daytime neighbors. Learn how an owl hunts in the dark. Night and day will be explored through light and dark colors as well.
Dinosaurs! (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
We will dig into the study of dinosaurs by seeking out fossils and dinosaur eggs. Books, puzzles, and toys will help us learn about these creatures!
Animal Adventures (This session is now full. You may register to be on the waitlist.)
Learn all about the animal kingdom with lots of arts and craft projects! Play with lots of animal toys, make animal habitats, and try to figure out what animals make which noises and live in what areas.