Summer Camp 2020 Update
We have had many inquiries regarding Summer Camp at the Preschool. After much thoughtful consideration, the Board of Directors has elected to not hold a summer camp this year. While the law is allowing childcare facilities to open, the list of requirements and regulations by Texas Health and Human Services are complex and continuously changing. Our spacing and mobility in the school would be severely limited, and the required staffing changes cost-prohibitive.
We are sad we will not be able to see our current students, make new friends and reunite with former students as we enjoy doing at camp each year. We hope to see you all soon and wish you well!
In God’s Love,
Save the Date! First Presbyterian Preschool
Summer Art Camp 2020
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso
In keeping with the Preschool’s Reggio Emilia approach to learning, we see art as a way to help our children communicate. As educators, we are able to listen and learn about the children through their creations and their creativity. Allowing children to explore painting, sculpting, making music and storytelling are all vital for a child’s development. This is especially true now as so much of school curricula focuses primarily on core subjects.
This summer, our campers, will have many opportunities to experiment with different art mediums. They will be introduced to, Alma Thomas, an American artist who used nature to inspire her colorful mosaic art. They will have opportunities to build sculptures using both recycled and natural materials. The visual art will allow participation in both group and individual creations.
The children will also learn how math and art can overlap. Paul Klee, a German artist, was inspired by geometric shapes. Our campers will be introduced to his work, Castle and Sun, and then explore shapes colors and strong lines in their artwork.
Another art form that the children will experience will be music. There will be singing, dancing and music-making for all age groups. The children in Kindergarten and older will even participate in a choir!
We will also learn about storytelling and puppet making as a form of both artistic expression and communication.
The Preschool’s yoga teacher, Ms. Elena, will join us at camp to continue strengthening our bodies and listening skills.
As we do every summer, we will also do a little gardening and learn about nutrition through simple cooking activities.
As we do throughout the school year, we will incorporate Spanish naturally during our center time, group activities, and meal time and on the playground. Our native Spanish speakers will increase their vocabulary and our non-native speakers will begin to build vocabulary and self confidence.
Summer Camp Schedule
- Regular Day: 9:00 am-1:30 pm
- Early Birds: 8:00-9:00 am
- Extended Day: 1:30-3:00 pm
- Week 1 June 29-July 3
- Week 2: July 6-10
- Week 3: July 13-17
- Week 4: July 20-24
- $125/week Ages 12 months-2nd Grade – Includes registration, tuition, supplies & daily snack
- $80/week Youth camp 3rd-5th Grade
- $12/week Early Birds
- $30/week Extended Day
We will begin summer camp registration in April, so please watch for the registration email. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to call Ms. Charlene, her office hours are 11:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. We hope to see you at camp!