Summer Kids@Carroll--Over 100 Classes for Children This Summer
Release Date: 3/6/2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/
Children Invited to Attend Summer Classes at
Carroll Community College
Parents seeking an alternative to traditional summer programs for their children may now register for one of the programs with Summer Kids@Carroll, an unusual collection of fun, educational programs designed to capture children's attention all summer long. The program is offered by Carroll Community College (Carroll).
Classes are held at the college at 1601 Washington Rd., which offers children a unique opportunity to experience campus life at an early age.
Summer Kids@Carroll offers a combination of summer youth programs for children ages six to 14, with the Child Development Center summer camp for children ages three to five years old. Children can explore science, nature, world cultures, languages, and more, through half-day and full-day programs.
Classes for children ages six and above begin June 19, 2006. Children may attend from 9 a.m. to noon or in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There are also options for full-days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preschooler classes begin July 3.
"Summer is for fun and the college's Summer Kids@Carroll programs provide engaging experiences that will interest, stimulate, and educate children of many ages," said Diane Thompson, coordinator of Lifelong Learning at Carroll. "Our programs provide an opportunity for children to creatively explore technology, science, art and literature, music, theater and dance, and more. The Kids for Peace programs return to Carroll this year, with new activities and new countries to explore such as Mexico, India, Alaska, Mali, Italy, Egypt, Ireland, and China, among others. What an introduction to a world of new experiences."
"When parents investigate summer camps for their children, they should consider the need to challenge their child, provide enrichment, and ensure that their child will feel a sense of accomplishment by the end of the camp session," said Nancy Gregg, coordinator of the Child Development Center at Carroll. "We strive to offer a setting for this."
Parents can register for any combination of classes and are not required to enroll for the entire summer. So, families can take vacations, spend time with relatives, or simply have down time, adds Gregg.
For prices and class schedules for children ages 6 to 14, please call 410-386-8110. For preschoolers (ages three to five), please call 410-386-8470. Registration is underway now.