Happy Montessori School

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The Happy Montessori School of Port Washington
40 Pleasant Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-883-1131
(fax) 516-883-8525
HappyMontessori@aol.com

Summer Day Camp

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Schedule and Fees

Application

The Happy Montessori School Summer Day Camp offers an ideal program for younger children, especially those for whom it is the first school experience. The Day Camp is designed as a non-competitive, nurturing environment with individualized attention to each child's developing personality. We offer the warmth and flexibility of home with the thematic activities, friendships, and adventures of camp.

Our small group size gives us the freedom to make adjustments to a particular child's needs or interests or to arrange impromptu activities. At the same time, we provide a predictable schedule for each day that helps children to navigate through a new environment. The basic structure of each day includes opportunities for artistic expression, safe water play (sprinkler fun; water-table with endless variations of colored, bubbly, and sandy water; supervised kiddy pool), non-competitive athletics (duck-duck-goose, silly relay races, kicking and catching a ball), music, and stories. We also offer gently-directed eductional activities such as hands-on science, discussions about our surrounding community, and number/letter recognition. Each week has a theme to guide the specific activities, from "Kitchen Chemistry" to "Insects." These themes influence the week's art activities, songs, games, and stories.

Our main staff are teachers with degrees in early childhood education, many of whom are teachers at the school during the academic year. We also employ an energetic, creative group of college students and teenagers as assistants who are directed by the experience of our seasoned teachers.

The supportive environment of the Happy Montessori Summer Day Camp is a wonderful way for a child to spend a summer and transition to school, whether for the first time or as a returning student. Call for a tour, or get an application here.