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Are you looking for a fun way to extend the regular school year?  Whether your family is new to Pocatello Valley Montessori or has been a part of the community for years, all are welcome.  Summer program instructors provide an enriching experience that is unique, educational, and fun.  Children work alongside the instructors while exploring themes and activities that are exclusive to the summer program.  

The Mixed Age Groupings Continue

Similar to the school year, the summer program celebrates the benefits of mixed age classes.  Children will be groups 1.5-3, 3-5, and 1st-3rd grade.  This allows teachers to create developmentally appropriate activities in response to the different developmental needs of children.  Younger children will be able to learn from older children, and older children will enjoy the chance to be leaders.  

An Emphasis on the Outdoors

Summer provides excellent opportunities to enjoy nature and a variety of outdoor activities.  When children are not working in the classroom, and often as a compliment to their work, the outdoor environment will be utilized extensively.  Children will explore, play, and learn while enjoying the various spaces available on our campus. Your growing child will have many opportunities to run, jump, swing, and spin through organized games and independent play time.

Safety as a Priority

Summer program teachers are well equipped to take excellent care of your child.  Every instructor is trained in CPR and first aid, as well as school-wide protocol in case of an emergency.

Toddler Age Program

Our toddler age children are in for a treat this summer! Toddlers will enjoy time outside on their private, shaded playground with gross-motor enhancing equipment. Children will participate in aquatic themed craft projects, enjoy free play and group activities, and recover from their day of fun with an afternoon nap.

*Toddler age children will not go on off-campus field trips

Primary Age Program

This summer our Primary aged children will dive into history, exploring the culture of Ancient Greece and Egypt. In addition to their time outside children will complete creative craft projects,  cook themed foods, and learn about the mythology of past civilizations. 

*primary age children will not go on off-campus field trips at this time

Outings For Older Students

For the school aged students, summers will be spent attending numerous field trips and participate in educational activities.  This ensures continued encouragement of independence and personal growth.  In addition to student-planned experiences, a number of outings will be planned ahead of time to allow children to explore the local community.  Theater showings, museum visits, roller skating and exploration of nearby parks are just a few examples. 

*Outing Schedule coming soon...

This is not a Montessori based program, but rather an enriching, and enjoyable summer experience.

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