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Primo: Pre-K to K Summer Camp in Berkeley

Pre-K through Kindergarten (3 years old by January 1st, 2017 and 3’s are limited to max of 3 weeks)

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, our Doodle Primo program envisions children as active protagonists of their own learning. We foster experimentation, a sense of wonder and discovery through a weekly inquiry theme. We let kids’ minds run free and allow them to discover who they are going to be on their own, as opposed to pushing them through pre-defined lessons.

The primary learning goals are that children:

-Grow their natural disposition for learning and innate curiosity.
-Express themselves through many different ‘languages’ including speech, writing, drawing, painting, music, movement, and phenomena explorations among others.

drop off and pick up information
Camp Meets at Berkeley Arts Magnet School
How to prepare

Daily Schedule:

-7:30am – 8:45am Morning extended care (optional)
-8:45am – 9:00am Welcome to camp and check-in
-9:00am – 9:45am Morning kick-off and snack
-9:45am – 10:30am Morning inspiration (walking tour, story time, pictures, video)
-10:30am – 11:40am Discovery lab
-11:40pm – 12:30pm Outside games and free play
-12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch
-12:50pm – 1:00pm Half-day program ends—parents pick up half-day campers
-1:00pm – 2:00pm Nap / rest time
-2:00pm – 2:30pm Snack and unstructured play with manipulatives
-2:30pm – 3:30pm Tinkering lab
-3:30pm – 4:00pm Group reconnect and daily reflection
-4:00pm – 4:15pm Pickup
-4:15pm – 6:00pm Afternoon extended care and snack (optional)

Additional Notes
-Children should be potty-trained please
-Max of 3 weeks for 3 year olds
-Must be age 3 by January 1st, 2017.

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