Kindergarten Enrichment Camp – Program Details
One of the greatest challenges of a young child’s life is the transition from preschool into an elementary school environment. The summer marks the end of an era and the beginning of their relationship with learning. Many aspects of kindergarten are new for your child. The school is bigger, there is more time sitting at a table, more focus on letters and numbers, more time involved with handwriting, more time listening and a lot more structure. The days are longer and there is often more independence required.
Results-Driven Kindergarten Enrichment Program Prepares Kids with the Skills Needed for the Big Transition
To prepare kids for their new challenges in Kindergarten, Child Success Center offers Kindergarten Enrichment Camp every summer. The camp not only teaches and prepares children for kindergarten, but they have a blast, too! Presented as a 3-week curriculum – (if campers are not available for the full 3 weeks, individual weeks are available) or a 2-week session, campers – in a small group – will spend over 20 hours a week involved in activities designed to help them develop the skills needed to excel in kindergarten. The program helps children develop confidence when taking the first steps toward reading, writing, attending to a new routine and making new friends. CSC’s huge gymnasium is turned into a fun learning camp with swings, a trampoline, a climbing wall and monkey bars to take children on an adventure while building up their kindergarten skills.
Programs used in the camp:
>Social Thinking ® (Attributed to Michelle Garcia Winner as creator of the Social Thinking Methodology)
>Handwriting Without Tears ®
>Wilson Fundations ®
>The Zones of Regulation ®
>IMSE Orton Gillingham ®
2018 Start Dates: July 23, July 30 & August 6
Times: 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
Cost: $575.00 per week. *Early bird special honored until April 1 – $525.00.
Enrollment: Call the Child Success Center – 310.899.9597.
Summer 2017 Camp Update:
“Campers at CSC’s 2017 K-CAMP thrived during social and learning instances in our sensory gym and classroom-like environment throughout the three weeks of camp! Campers delved into social learning and pre-learning academic constructs in preparation for their upcoming school transitions. K-Camp used mindfulness-based practices to create a grounded environment and facilitate positive, successful social experiences. Through a social thinking lens, we explored group dynamics, practiced transitions, developed skills to monitor changes in the environment and each camper added skills to their toolbox for attending and listening with their whole body. With the group dynamic evolving and moving towards a socially attuned place, each camper was open and ready for learning, sound/letter activities, rhyming, handwriting and many other academic endeavors. K-CAMP’s social-emotional, whole-child approach laid the foundation for each camper to access all areas of learning in a rewarding, enjoyable way.” ~Camp Teacher, Shelby
“My daughter just finished up kinder camp at CSC. I can’t say enough nice things about Shelby who taught the camp. The staff is all kind and proactive. I’m so glad we found the CSC.”
“I can’t say enough about K-Camp. My daughter attended K-Camp for two weeks and it gave her exposure to early literacy and numeracy, as well as provided a structured day that really prepared her for the kindergarten transition. As a parent, it gave me peace of mind that she would be ready to take the next steps.”
“My son had the best week at the Kindergarten Readiness Camp with Shelby. He is starting Kindergarten in September after completing a year of TK so it was the perfect refresher midway through summer. The camp focused on academics but also social interaction, self-regulating, transitioning and much more. My son said they played fun games and he loved taking breaks and playing in the gym. For a boy who doesn’t love doing table work he said it was the best camp! I could not be happier.”
Was K-CAMP able to meet your family goal?
“Yes, in teaching the letters and sounds and in helping with control of the body in the classroom environment.”
“We have tons of new tools to use in helping [child’s name] regulate his emotions and be more vocal in expressing himself through words.”
“[Child’s name] is more aware of her body and is doing a great job using her words to describe social situations.”
What did your child learn at K-CAMP?
“Letters, numbers, writing, whole-body listening skills and making good choices.”
“How to better stay in the group and improved knowledge of alphabet and how to write.”
What do you think was the most effective part of K-CAMP?
“My favorite [about K-CAMP] was reminding the child about good choices. I loved all the follow-up and feedback procedures.”
“Having a teacher who was invested in enhancing his self-confidence and positive feelings about learning while also maintaining boundaries and pushing him to try things he found difficult.”
“After these weeks, [child’s name] has a better sense of self, how she is part of a group collective. Also, that she has an opinion and the need to share.”
“The email updates and daily one-on-one time with real-time updates, progress reports and issues/challenges from the day.”
“[Name of child] is better understanding how to work in a group setting. She’s learning her letters and how to write words.”
“I loved seeing her [the child] learn and be happy.”
This program, including its teacher or leader, is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Think Social Publishing, Inc.