Tot Scholars

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.
AM Extended Day Available from 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Student-teacher ratio: 6:1

Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Arrival at MFS
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome meeting/circle time
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Scholar class immersion/center time
10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Snack/bathroom
10:40 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Scholar class immersion/center time
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Prepare for dismissal

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 snacks are provided. Join us for one week (or all of them!) 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.

See a Sample of 2017 Tot Scholar Offerings:

July 10: Fantastic Forms: Construction and Building - Week 2
Many young children enjoy the challenges of building as they create complex structures using blocks and other materials.  This week will support the learning which happens during a building experience.  Children will explore the possibilities of the construction area, learning strong building strategies with both familiar and new materials.    
July 17: Artistic Endeavors - Week 3
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.
July 24: Catch The Rhythm - Week 4
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.
July 31: Literature and Song - Week 5
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.
August 7: Coding and Robotics - Week 6
Learning another language comes more easily at an early age, and given children’s innate ability to rapidly adapt to new technology, we are excited to introduce coding and robotics to our youngest scholars. 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. The language of computer programming is at play all around us, reshaping our world, and defining the future, let’s join in on the conversation together!

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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 &...

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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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MFS Moorestown Friends School
110 E. Main Street ∙ Moorestown, NJ 08057
MFSscholars@mfriends.org ∙ (856) 914-4493