Summer Program

NOTE: Summer Program 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The carefree days of summer are alive and well at Acorn Hill! The centerpiece of our day is play—free creative and unstructured play, indoors and outdoors—the true work, joy and developmental training ground of young children.

Session I:  June 22—July 3 (closed July 3)
Session II: July 6—17
Session III: July 20—31

Half Day: 9 am—1 pm
Full Day: 9 am—3 pm

Monday—Friday. Sessions are 2 weeks.

Outdoors, children will experience the beauty of our wooded playground, atop a hill adjacent to Sligo Creek Park. Sandcastles complete with moats and water, water play and mister, and bubbles, iridescent in their airy journeys, are among the children’s playthings. Indoors, our teachers provide a rhythm of activities designed to bring balance to a child’s day, and a wealth of natural materials to give wings to the imagination. Our week includes lively stories and puppet shows, singing and circle games, crafts, painting, gardening, baking or cooking, and a weekly nature walk.

Our Summer Program is taught by experienced Waldorf early childhood educators. Children stay for lunch and bring a packed lunch from home. Full Day includes a 45 minute nap period. Indoor spaces are air-conditioned. Toileting mastery required.

Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Payment is required at the time of registration. For withdrawals up to two weeks before class starts, there is a 50% refund of class fee or deposit. All other withdrawals are non-refundable. No refunds or makeups for days missed. Payment arrangements can be made for children enrolled in all sessions – please contact the office for details. Registration is accepted up to 2 weeks before the session begins.

Ages: 3½ to 6¼ as of June 1. Class size: 16 children with 2 teachers.