Project CHILD Summer Program will be in its third year in 2017. It is designed to provide a structured, fun summer experience for children with disabilities and peer models. Members will be divided into developmentally appropriate groups under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and program support staff.
- Prevent cognitive regression over summer months;
- Encourage socialization skills with same-aged peers;
- Provide a safe environment for students to work on individual goals, including academics, communication, gross and fine motor skills, and self-esteem.
Who: Youth who are in Kindergarten to 6th grade at USD 383 only (during 2015-2016 school year)
What: Affordable program includes breakfast, lunch, and snack.
Where: Lee Elementary (701 Lee Street)
When: May 30, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (closed July 4, 2016)
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Programming & Schedule
We will be offering 8 weeks of Agents of Awareness themed activities. Activities will include physical activity, art, technology, educational enrichment, social recreation, music/drama, cooking and many more. Besides the theme session, members will enjoy swimming and developmentally appropriate field-trips.
We will offer 3 hours a day of academics, primarily focusing on math and reading. A special education teacher will try to implement as many as possible of each individuals goals into the curriculum.
Each student must be from USD 383 to participate. Students who have completed Kindergarten through sixth grade during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible.
If your child has an IEP, we will require that it be sent with your application before your application will be considered complete. We will also want contact information for your current school year teacher to discuss the best placement option for your child.
If your child requires individualized paraprofessional support throughout a school year, your child may need to have that level of support to be successful during our program. The program’s budget does not allow for one-on-one paraprofessionals for every child. Parents may have to assist with the cost of such support. We will discuss options with you and make every effort to ensure your child has a positive experience.
Questions in regards to the program can be directed to Cat Robson, Director of Education.