Tot Scholars

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Ages: Rising Preschool and Prekindergarten students (ages 3 and 4)*

Program Dates:

June 25-29
July 9-13 
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30 – August 3
August 6 – August 10

Cost:

Half Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $315
Full Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., $450
AM Extended Day Available from 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Student-teacher ratio: 6:1

Sample Daily Schedule:

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Arrival at MFS
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome meeting/circle time
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Scholar class immersion/center time
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Snack/bathroom
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Scholar class immersion/center time
11:30 a.m. Dismissal for Half-Day Scholars (no lunch)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Community Building
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Reboot: Rest/Quiet activities
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Scholar Extended Day/Activity Combo

Tot Scholars was created in 2017 to welcome our very youngest children to the MFS campus. The programming set by our own Beginnings at MFS Early Childhood teachers supports the natural pace of learning for children this age. Children engage with topic-based themes at an age-appropriate pace, while also fostering relationships with peers and adults in the classroom. The Tot Scholars curriculum balances subject-based learning alongside other integral components of an early childhood education, such as dramatic play, building, music, literature, and art. Our program is designed to fuel the natural curiosity of children, supporting independent decision making, in a caring, nurturing environment. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are provided. Join us for one week (or all six!) to see what a difference MFS can make in your child’s life.

*children must be toilet-trained

Further Questions? Call Director of Summer/Auxiliary Programs Martha Cameron: (856) 914-4493 or email MFSscholars@mfriends.org.

Tot Scholars
Week 1 – June 25 Coding/Robotics: The Beginning (AM)
Week 2 – July 9 “Literature and Building:  Exploring Structures in Favorite Stories (AM)”
Week 3 – July 16 Literature and Song (AM)
Week 4 – July 23 Artistic Endeavors (AM)
Week 5 – July 30 Catch the Rhythm (AM)
Week 6 – August 6 The Expansive Ocean (AM)
All Weeks Extended Afternoon (PM)

Tot Scholars

Week 1: June 25 – 29

Coding and Robotics: The Beginning (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Learning another language comes more easily at an early age. The language of computer programming is at play all around us, reshaping our world, and defining the future. The fun will begin with symbols and directives so that children will slowly grasp what steps are taken to “teach” or “program” a robot to move, an animation to play, and an application to run. This intuitive week of instruction will be interwoven with plenty of games and parallel play that connects with coding and robotic lessons.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

Teachers: Assistant Teachers

Extending the length of the day for our youngest children, Tot Extended Day offers a low-key environment in the afternoon. Children will eat lunch, nap, and engage in play both inside and out.

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Week 2: July 9 – 13

Literature and Building: Exploring Structures in Favorite Stories (AM)

Teacher: Merrie Romea

Using some time favorite children’s stories as a launching point, Tot Scholars will explore different kinds of buildings and construction.  Imagine reading “Hickory Dickory Dock” and building the clock out of materials, or reading Three Billy Goats Gruff and making a bridge in the construction area.  The possibilities are endless as children connect with and extrapolate upon their love of stories through the language of building.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

Teachers: Assistant Teachers

Extending the length of the day for our youngest children, Tot Extended Day offers a low-key environment in the afternoon.  Children will eat lunch, nap, and engage in play both inside and out.

Week 3: July 16 – 20

Literature and Song (AM)

Teacher:  Pauline Williams

Children’s books and music often go hand in hand. Come enjoy a week of rich storytelling which blends music and literature. Children will explore the intersection of stories and song, as well as experience the stories through other techniques, such as story-acting and dramatic interpretation.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

Teachers: Assistant Teachers

Extending the length of the day for our youngest children, Tot Extended Day offers a low-key environment in the afternoon. Children will eat lunch, nap, and engage in play both inside and out.

Week 4: July 23 – 27

Artistic Endeavors (AM)

Teacher:  Pauline Williams

Young children express themselves through their artwork. Come experience a week of artistic exploration, where children will get to know materials and techniques. Possible experiences may include paint, clay, wire, sewing, and collage as children create beautiful, complex works.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

Teachers: Assistant Teachers

Extending the length of the day for our youngest children, Tot Extended Day offers a low-key environment in the afternoon. Children will eat lunch, nap, and engage in play both inside and out.

Week 5: July 30 – August 3

Catch the Rhythm (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Rhythm is all around us in the world. Our hearts and bodies contain rhythm, as do our minds and our lives. Come experience how rhythm is a part of everything we do. Children will explore the rhythms found in nature and our surroundings. Music will play a role in this classroom experience as well.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

Teachers: Assistant Teachers

Extending the length of the day for our youngest children, Tot Extended Day offers a low-key environment in the afternoon. Children will eat lunch, nap, and engage in play both inside and out.

Week 6: August 6 – 10

The Expansive Ocean (AM)

Teacher: TBA

Through storybooks, pictures, art, and more, children will spend the week exploring what lies beneath the waves. From amazing animals to intricate habitats, there is much to learn about in our oceans. This promises to be a course full of wonder and exploration.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

Teachers: Assistant Teachers

Extending the length of the day for our youngest children, Tot Extended Day offers a low-key environment in the afternoon.  Children will eat lunch, nap, and engage in play both inside and out.

Week 6 (August 7-11): Tot Scholars

Elementary Coding and Robotics - Bob Campbell We've had a wonderful time this week exploring the digital world of coding & robotics! So far the children have completed introductory computer science lessons on code.org & kodable.com, designed avatars & environments for...

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Week 5 (July 31-August 4): Tot Scholars

Literature and Song - Carole Kezbari I can hardly believe that it is already Wednesday!  We have been having such a great time during Literature and Song. Your children are such a fun and enthusiastic group!  They have amazing voices and are great at singing along to...

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Week 4 (July 24-28): Tot Scholars

Catch the Rhythm - Melissa McCourt Threes and fours have been catching the rhythm through sound, movement, and drawing. Each day begins with a brief period of centers where students are welcome to experiment with various instruments or listen to music as they play...

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