Did you know that Kaleidoscope Kids offers YEAR-ROUND childcare and education for your child? Our Kids Camp runs from mid-June to mid-August, and is open to children age zero to twelve. The price and scheduling options offer the same flexibility as our school-year program!
Counselors focus on giving children the opportunity to develop a positive self-image in a non-competitive atmosphere. There are special programs for yoga, music, gymnastics and sun-and-fun water activities. The program offers children in Kindergarten through 6th grade field trips to places like Splashdown Water park, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, bowling, in-house guests and more.
Activities vary by day of the week and each week is centered around a different theme. Here are some Theme Weeks we have planned this summer:
- Camping fun
- Where the wild things roam
- Gardens and butterflies
- Party in the USA
- How things work
- Space Academy
- I’m a great artist
- Myth busters
- Hawaiian Hullabaloo
- Dinosaur digs
- Edible arrangements
- Puppets, wiggles and giggles
- Ocean Life
- At the zoo
- Robotic rampage
- Kaleidoscope Olympics
Get ready for the most exciting summer ever with our awesome Kids Camp activities!
The Great Outdoors~
Endless hours spent outdoors with friends
An emphasis on the importance of outdoor play ensures a higher level of activity and is useful in increasing fitness levels.
- Healthy pastimes provide experiences that lead to a more active future.
- More active play reduces the impact of time spent watching TV at home or playing computer games.
- Garden and outdoor games are fun.
Slip Slidin’ Away
Nothing says summer like flying down a water slide.
- Children love the refreshing thrill of water and speed on hot summer days!
- The outdoor space is equipped with many unique, fun and very safe ways to get wet.
- Sprinklers, slides, hoses, buckets, water toys and plenty of sun tan lotion are in use daily.
Oh, the places we’ll go!
Young children learn from their experiences. They use their senses to gather information about the world around them. That’s why field trips play an important role in the summer curriculum.
- Smelling the air or listening to the sounds around them, a field trip does not have to be elaborate to be effective.
- Exciting weekly summer field trips for the older children (4yrs. and up).
- Fun, entertaining discovery walks for the younger children.
Cool Bubbles On A Warm Summer Day
Preschool children, toddlers, infants, you name it, all children love bubbles. Blowing them, running around to catch them, and exploring what goes into making them.
- One popular summer science experiment is making the simple bubble solution.
- Re-using old bubble containers, blowing through old cd’s, looping pipe cleaners, making colorful bubbles – this activity that never gets old.
It Wouldn’t Be “Camp” Without A Tent
Introducing camping outdoors makes an unforgettable summer experience for kids of all ages.
- Children pitch the tent together.
- The shade and screened roof provide a welcome oasis of warm breezes and leafy shadows.
- Children spend time sitting together talking, reading and inventing stories.
Kids Get To Know Nature – First Hand
“Will it bite me? Is it poisonous? Is it a baby? Where is its mother?” – as children experience nature an avalanche of questions come tumbling out.
- Summer provides many opportunities to learn in a natural environment.
- The outdoor spaces are full of plants, trees, flowers, water, dirt, sand and insects.
- Just add discovery and the power of their imagination.
A Magician Is Just One of Our Special Guests
The focus of our summer specials is interactivity and entertainment so there’s plenty for the children to do and participate in.
- Visitors specialize in making great connections with the children.
- Using humor, antics, and getting them laughing is the goal.
- Coins appear out of thin air and children come up and “assist”.
The Best Masterpieces Are the Ones You Can Wear
T-shirts full of real hand prints and their co-camper’s names is just one of the mementos that remind children of their fun summer.
- Mixing colors, making a mess and making art is easy outdoors.
- Kids create lots of things using materials we adults toss!
- Getting creative each day makes them feel special and good about themselves.
Click here to see a detailed description of all of our Kids Camp Theme Weeks!
For over a decade, we’ve made kids happy, and given busy parents peace of mind…
No decision is more important than to whom you entrust your child. We pride ourselves on our acclaimed early childhood education program. Our teachers, each of whom is a certified early childhood education specialist, encourage the class to explore and develop each child’s natural sense of curiosity and wonder.
Don’t miss out on the fun, contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about our SUMMER child care program in Ridgefield!
Give us a call at 203-403-7271 to get signed up.
Looking for some summer activity ideas of your own?
Here are a few of our favorites geared towards preschool age children….
- Ride bikes
- Fly kites
- Find a scenic location to feed ducks or other birds.
- Play outside with water using a sprinkler, hose, slip and slide, small pool, or water balloons.
- Toss a Frisbee together.
- Volunteer as a family.
- Hang out at the park. Look for walking trails and local playgrounds where your kids can explore and have fun.
- Take the whole family fishing.
- Spend the day at the lake, local swimming pool or the beach.
It is vital to teach children to care for our environment. Gardening fosters a love and appreciation for nature, as well as develops the atheistic sense. Children can help plant, water, weed, and pick the fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Gardening is a wonderful way for children to connect with nature and nurture living things. It provides learning opportunities when studying parts of seeds, flowers and plants. Children love to dig in the dirt and get great exercise while doing so.If you don’t have the room for a large garden, a small flower bed or herb garden will do the trick. It is amazing to see a seed become a plant.
Use gardening tools that are real, not plastic toys, and the right size for the height of the child.
This is a simple painting art project involving multiple types of leaves,watercolor or finger paints, and a paintbrush. Toddlers can work on holding the paintbrush in his one hand and a leaf in the other hand. After the leaves are painted, children can enjoy washing them clean in a bucket of soapy water. This nature activity encourages the development of fine motor muscles with the fun sensation of using soapy water and a dish brush for scrubbing. It also reinforces the concept of cleaning up.
HAVE A PICNIC~
A picnic is not only a fun experience to have with your family, it can also be very educational. The work that goes into a picnic incorporates many real life skills. Have your child prepare the food. They can wash and cut the fruits and vegetables, and transfer them to bowls. They can make the sandwiches. Have the children be in charge pouring the drinks and laying out the picnic blanket.
Use this as an opportunity to talk about/focus on courtesy and manners, and the importance of saying please and thank you.
Contact us today to enroll and learn more about our summer child care program at Kaleidoscope Kids! For years our attentive staff has been creating fun, student-centered summer daycare learning experiences for Ridgefield. It’s time to get signed up.
To learn more about our summer program, book a tour by contacting a member of our staff at 203-403-7271. We look forwarding to showing you our Kids Camp!