Tot Scholars (Preschool – Prekindergarten)

 

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

Program Dates:

Week 1: June 24 – 28
Week 2: July 8 – 12
Week 3: July 15 – 19
Week 4: July 22 – 26
Week 5: July 29 – August 2
Week 6: August 5 – 9

 

Weekly Program Costs:

AM only = $360 (9:00 – 11:30 a.m.)

Full Day = $500 (9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Extended Day Available from 7:45 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:15 – 5:30 pm for $7.75 per unit hour

Student-teacher ratio: 4:1

 

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.

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

*children must be toilet-trained

 

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

 

• Note: Course descriptions and teacher bios are noted below and in the online registration system. 

MFS reserves the right to change class times based on scheduling conflicts, and may cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases as the latter, full refunds will be granted.

Tot Scholars

Week 1: June 24 – 28

Artistic Explorations: Textiles (AM)

Teacher:  Garrett McVaugh

Young children express themselves through their artwork. Come experience a week of exploration through textiles, including sewing, weaving, printing, and more.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

 

Teachers: Assistant Teachers-Jennifer Palmer

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 8 – 12

Look Up! - The Science of Weather (AM)

 

Teacher: Merrie Romea

Clouds, rain, thunder, snow, sleet, fog, wind and more. The weather around us can change our day from sunny to bleak. We will learn about different types of weather through interactive hands on experiments, crafts and literature! We may not all grow up and become meteorologists, but knowing more about weather and what influences the climate can help us better understand our planet.

 

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

 

 

Teachers: Assistant Teachers-Jennifer Palmer

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 15 – 19

Language Arts - Prose, Poetry and Alliteration (AM)

Teacher: Pauline Williams

Finding joy in the flow and melody of words. Through rhyme, song, riddle and story we will spend our mornings delighting in the spoken word and exploring the use of art materials to enhance our experience.

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

 

Teachers: Assistant Teachers-Jennifer Palmer

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 22 – 26

FULL - Head to Toe - Exploring the Human Body (AM)

This class is full for 2019.

Teacher: Merrie Romea

Does your hair hurt? Why do we have eyelashes? Fingers and toes, ears and nose. What is the epidermis? We will ask many more questions and search for answers. Join us for a fun-filled week learning about the amazing human body through our 5 senses in this hands-on explanatory class. We will make crafts, conduct hands-on experiments, and observe the wonders of the human body.  Bring your curiosity and get ready for some whole body fun!

 

Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

 

 

Teachers: Assistant Teachers-Jennifer Palmer

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 29 – August 2

FULL - Coding and Robotics: Symbols and Directives (AM)

This class is full for 2019.

Teacher: Tony Gore

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! We will be using dash and dot, bee boots and and Jimu. For visual coding we will work with Blocky and Scratch.

FULL - Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

 

Teachers: Assistant Teachers-Jennifer Palmer

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 5 – 9

FULL - Dramatic Play - Let’s Go Places! (AM)

Teacher: Nikole Moore-Medley

Our youngest scholars are learning about the world all around them. What better way than to go on a different journey each day. A variety of settings will be played out through food, books, dramatic play, and artistic activities. Some locations visited (virtually) may be the beach, post office, grocery store, movie theater, fire station or restaurant, as examples. One or two days may require an off-campus excursion by foot, but rest-assured they will have safe, eye-opening learning experiences that will build confidence and help them better understand the world around them.

FULL - Tot Scholar Afternoon Care (PM)

  Teachers: Assistant Teachers-Jennifer Palmer 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 5-9): Tot Scholars

Dramatic Play: Let's Go Places! - Nikole Moore-Medley We are going places! The Tots have gone to the Veterinarian to get their animal checkups, and today we are on our way for some sun and fun at the beach! Parents and families, please join us on Friday at 11 a.m. for...

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Week 5 (July 29 – August 2): Tot Scholars

Coding and Robotics: Symbols and Directives - Tony Gore This week we have introduced the Tots to the Beebots and Dashbots along with exploring the concepts of robots, how they work and how they follow directions. Later this week we will introduce more robots and help...

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Week 4 (July 22-26): Tot Scholars

Head to Toe: Exploring the Human Body - Meredith Romea This week we’ve been enjoying looking at the world through our senses! The kids are enjoying their hands on experiences with each sense. Friday is taste day; we will be taste testing foods that are sweet, sour,...

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