Summer Camp

Fun and learning during summer
  • Program Overview

  • Summer Camp

    Summer Camp at EduCare is based on having fun outside as much as possible while still keeping our educational foundation.  This means that we are still academically focused; but at a little more relaxed tempo so that we may enjoy all summer has to offer. 

    Due to COVID -19 we have revamped our summer camp activities to ensure that we are following the guideline put forth by DCFS, the CDC, as well as the state.  This means that there will be no field trips scheduled for camp this summer. 

    All age groups at our location participate in our summer camp program.  Camp runs from 6/1/2020-8/14/2020.   

    Each week has a fun theme that the teachers base their learning activities on.  At EduCare the teachers not only have planned activities for inside the classroom, but we highly encourage our teachers to take learning outside as well.  STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) are incorporated in daily pre-planned classroom activities


    • Sessions:
      2 , 3 , or 5 days per week
      1/2 day (9a-3p) or Full day
    • Make it Monday

      Children will participate in making a fun art project. Children will also participate in a “cooking” activity where they make their own afternoon snack

    • STEM Tuesday

      In the morning and in the afternoon during outside time the children will participate in pre-planned STEM activities that are age-appropriate. Don’t forget STEAM is incorporated daily as well in the classrooms.

    • Outdoor Wednesday

      This day is all about being outside. The children spend the entire morning outside rotating through the following areas of play:
      – Mud Kitchen
      – Water Play
      – Field Activities (2 pre-planned activities per week)

    • Bubble Station Thursday

      Hands-on fun during morning and afternoon outside times centered around bubbles. All classrooms have pre-planned activities that will change weekly.

    • Fitness Friday

      We have pre-planned weekly activities scheduled for outside morning times that are focused on fitness. We have a camp teacher that will be leading these activities during the summer every Friday for 30 minutes per age group

    • Staff is top notch, my son is very comfortable here. Highly recommended

      Jenny H
    • I can’t fathom having my child anywhere else.

      Jamie B
    • Daily activities really keep my kids interested and they’re always learning something new.

      Rachel L
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  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Stephanie Collom

      My work with corporate preschools allowed me to focus on my dream of opening a preschool with a difference: a school that provides a family-like atmosphere and offers meaningful experiences in a nurturing environment for all children to learn, grow, and achieve in.

    • Jessica Roupas
      Private Kindergarten Teacher/Assistant Director

      I have had a love for teaching for over 20 years. This is a career that is constantly changing, but which I continue to learn from everyday! I continue to feel a sense of fulfillment when I provide my students with an enriching environment. The payoff is simple…the kids are happy and learning in that environment.

    • JoAnne Dryer
      Pre-K Teacher

      I believe that all children deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in. I am committed to providing your child with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.
      I feel that EduCare is like a great big hug when you walk in the door. The environment that is provided for these children is so welcoming and it feels like your second family. One of my favorite quotes is: we never stop learning because life never stops teaching!

    • Wendy Glenn
      Pre-K Teacher

      Hello! My name is Wendy and I am a teacher in the Pre-k class at Educare. I enjoy children and the opportunity to watch them grow and flourish very much.

      I feel that they allow you to be your inner child. I love working for Educare because, I feel very safe and at home here, and they are all like family to me and care very much about their employees and children. I do this for the children!!!

    • Jennifer McNair
      Food Specialist

      Having children myself, I have a passion to make nutritious foods for the children here at the center. I enjoy making new meals with a healthy twist that incorporate foods that the children may not typically eat at home.
      It is a true joy to see their smiles when I deliver their food in their classrooms and I look forward to making a difference in their healthy lifestyles here at the center.

    • Michelle Glenn
      Preschool, Early Preschool, Pre-K Teacher

      I truly believe the more kids use their hands the more they learn and have fun. My moto is the messier the task is the more fun it is.

      What I love about working at Educare is that everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated on preparing the kids for the future.

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