VACATION STATION PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of Vacation Station is an affordable, quality program designed to meet the needs of the families of Francis Howell School District. This is an enriching program that is fun and challenging for students, kindergarten through seventh grade. Children are given a choice of activities designed to provide experiences that stimulate the child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
VACATION STATION STAFF
Vacation Station has a team of experienced adults who enjoy working with children. The team implements a program that is child-centered by planning activities that are fun and educational. Lesson plans are centered on a theme and provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on enrichment.
VACATION STATION PROGRAM DESIGN
Vacation Station’s environment and curriculum are designed to provide enrichment experiences. The child makes activity choices based on his/her interest areas. The environment and planned activities are designed to give opportunities for self-expression and the development of positive self-image. The structure for the children’s day is provided by a schedule that moves children through centers.
COMMUNICATION: designed for quieter play that focuses on communication skills. This center is made up of a reading center, writing center and listening center.
IMAGINATION: designed for children to role-play by providing props that stimulate imagination. The center provides a variety of way for children to express their dramatic side with puppets, stage, and action play sets.
CONSTRUCTION: designed for children to experience problem solving through building and creating simulations of real life models. This center is equipped with a variety of building materials.
RECREATION: designed to focus on social development with peers on an individual and group basis. Cooperative play, learning about winning and losing, and good sportsmanship are stressed.
CREATION: designed to stimulate the creative and curious nature in every child. This center is equipped with a variety of art mediums for endless projects and creative expression.
EXPLORATION: designed to enable children to make discoveries about their world. Equipped with various materials that allow children to observe, learn and apply the scientific process.