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Summer Kids@Carroll Puts the Fun into Summer

Release Date: 1/29/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT:  Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Put the Fun into Summer with Summer Kids@Carroll Enrichment Classes

Register Early for Program Held at Carroll Community College 

Building on a reputation as a fun summer alternative for families with children age three to14, Summer Kids@Carroll will offer over 100 enrichment programs from June 16- Aug. 15, including 40 totally new adventures at Carroll Community College.

Now in its fourth year, Summer Kids@Carroll offers half-and full-day, quality programs with credentialed instructors. "Kids lose so much academic knowledge from June to September. Summer Kids@Carroll  enrichment programs can help them maintain that edge in a fun camp-like environment," said Sally Long, senior director of Lifelong Learning and Program Support Systems. (please check title). "Kids can expand their knowledge about topics of interest to them, as they continue to learn and grow…all while having fun.  What a terrific way to introduce kids to college at an early age!"

For younger children ages 3-5, the Curiosity Shop provides enrichment activities as part of Summer Kids@Carroll. "We have focused on multiculturalism, languages, and age appropriate literacy and math," said Nancy Gregg, director of the Child Development Center at Carroll Community College. "Our mission is to have fun, offers something unique, and welcome families to the college, while promoting learning."
Back by popular demand are classes about Convoluted Contraptions, Math Games, and A Week with Harry Potter, and others. A new offering this year is the Space Flight Institute. A new Adventure category focuses on pirate, dragon and mythical creature themes. Classes in arts, technology, science and theatre are also featured. "Kids for Peace" camp, which explores the diversity and beauty of world cultures and develops an appreciation for the others around the planet, is back with new countries and activities.

Parents can register their children for any combination of classes and are not required to enroll for the entire summer or for a whole day. So, families can take vacations, spend time with relatives, or simply have down time, said Gregg.

Half-day programs run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full-day programs include a supervised lunch period.  Early morning and late afternoon supervised activities are available for children age six and up to accommodate work schedules for an additional charge.

The 2008 Summer Kids@Caroll schedule has a complete listing of programs and activities. Call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 to have it mailed to you, or visit www.carrollcc.edu to see the complete schedule.

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