As a new mom, I never considered using a babysitter or day care or summer camp for my child. I was blissfully ignorant of how hard it is to work from home AND care for children.
I enrolled my daughter in preschool when she was 2. The program was 3.5 hours long twice a week. Aside from a couple of sad days in the beginning she loved going. I had a few low days myself where I missed her, but I quickly put my nose to the grindstone and did my work.
My daughter’s first few months at preschool culminated in June. Her preschool offered summer camp. The summer program was less rigid with more outdoor playtime. I signed her up, so that I would have day care coverage while I worked from home.
That summer she had a blast! Over the years she participated in a sponsored tricycle ride for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, played in a sprinkler, drew on the sidewalk with chalk, learned about animals from a person who brought in animals, made a pizza at Pizza Hut, visited the Rainforest cafe, played miniature golf, and the list goes on and on. Her summers were fun. She was happy and well cared for camper, so I was a happy camper, too.
KinderCare Summer Camp Program is well known. KinderCare Summer Camp provides kids and parents with the opportunity to remain engaged and active throughout the summer months. With approximately 1,700 centers located in 39 states and the District of Columbia, KinderCare Learning Centers, an accredited early childhood provider, offer a range of educational programs and after-school care for infants as young as six weeks old to school-aged children through age 12. Run by specially trained, passionate teachers who fully embrace a balanced approach to learning, KinderCare Learning Centers aim to educate and entertain children within nurturing environment, and encourage strong communication between families and teachers.
My children enjoyed many fun activities at summer camp, but when they were in preschool the day’s schedule would include reading, art, and rest time. My son has learned about dinosaurs, the Wild West, circus, and undersea creatures at summer camp. My tween and teen girls spend their summers at summer swim team practices and a volleyball camps.
Did you know that KinderCare’s Summer Camp has weekly themes, like sports, art and science? With fun field trips and activities, KinderCare Summer Camps work to excite children to continue to learn and discover beyond the classroom. The best part? KinderCare Summer Camp is created by kids and features a 12-week themed program where each week brings new activities and new friends!
For more information on the KinderCare Summer Camp Program, head to KinderCare’s website: http://www.kindercare.com/summercamp.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of KinderCare and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.