SUMMER PROGRAM 2021

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Explorers’ Summer Experience at CELC 

A Safe, Fun, All-Day Summer Program for Your Child

Does your child love to be outdoors?  Thrilled by hands-on learning?   Explorers’ Summer Experience at CELC for ages 9 – 12 offers a wide range of exciting small group activities including  art, science investigation, math and engineering with Mathnasium, Spanish language study, and music. Visit to a local farm. 

For more information, please either complete the form below and press Submit, email [email protected] or call (203) 433-4658.

Your child will experience exciting small group activities.

  • Spanish language and cultural studies
  • Math Activities with Mathnasium of Guilford
  • Art
  • Science investigation
  • Music
  • Outdoor Nature study
  • Local Hikes
  • Long Island Sound exploration
  • Visit to local farm

Sessions I and II focus on Spanish language and culture with Colombian-born instructor Adriana Castillo. *see description below

Sessions III and V CELC teams with Mathnasium of Guilford to offer exciting math-themed weeks. *see description below

Small group, healthy spacing safety protocols to keep your children engaged, active, and healthy.

Weekly sessions in June/July, July, and August

    • Session I: 28 June – 2 July     
    • Session II: 5 July – 9 July   
    • Session III: 12 July – 16 July  
    • Session IV: 19 July – 23 July – CLOSED  
    • Session V: 26 July – 30 July – (6) spaces available 
    • Session VI: 2 August – 6 August – CLOSED
  • Limit of 12 participants per session, ages 9 – 12
  • Register to reserve your child’s place
  • Program Hours: 9 am – 3 pm

Early drop-off and / or late pickup option is available.
Program Fees: $325/week

Focused themes include:

Sessions I and Session II – Spanish Language and Culture

Tell Your Story in Spanish    Instructor: Adriana Castillo

Our little storybooks cover tales from Spanish-speaking countries. Using easy vocabulary to tell our stories, we discover the world of native characters by learning about their countries and traditions.

Besides writing short stories (Spanish/English), we learn about the country’s traditional music, food, art, and of course why the character is so special.

  1. Puerto Rico ~ “Juan Bobo y el coqui”
  2. Cuba ~ “El Gallo De Bodas” Cuban story about rooster
  3. Mexico ~ Teresa y Pablo have a FIESTA!
  4. Spain ~ Don Quijote likes “churros y chocolate”
  5. Ecuador ~ “ Pepita la LLama”

Señora Castillo is a native of Colombia. Her family migrated to U.S.A. in the late 1970s, and she has lived in the area ever since. Teaching is Sra. Castillo’s passion and calling in life. An educator for the past 21 years, she loves to teach children about culture, traditions, and people from her culture and other Hispanic heritages.

Sessions III and V – CELC teams with Mathnasium of Guilford to include:

The Arithmetic of Architecture! (Session III)

Have you ever seen an architectural blueprint and wondered how to read it? In this program you learn about scale factors, reading blueprints, and eventually how to create your own! The course culminates in a design-your-own-structure showcase where students make their own blueprints to scale. Students also work with Mathnasium Workout Book materials to develop mental math, quantitative analysis, and proportional thinking. 

Debunking Billiard Math! (Session V)

Calling all pool sharks! In this program students study the math of billiards, discussing topics like axes of symmetry, geometric shapes and angles, least common multiples, and greatest common factors. The course culminates with the opportunity to design your own pool table to scale. Students also work with Mathnasium Workout Book materials to develop arithmetic thinking, evaluate algebraic expressions, and hone the skills that might be seen on secondary school admission tests. 

For more information, please either complete the form below and press Submit, email [email protected] or call (203) 433-4658.

 

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WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT CELC!

“Life at CELC is unlike any other sch.ool. There is a place for any personality or learner. Through our everydayexperiences we build relationships, and we become like a family. We go out into the world together. We work together and grow together. It is the best feeling to feel like you always have a place. You can just be you and find your place at CELC. It doesn’t matter what we are doing — hard and dedicated math, out in the woods, or walking the streets in Washington, D.C. – we always have a place to learn and have fun.”

Sarah, 8th-grade student at CELC