Summer Youth Programs

Each summer, the On-Campus Continuing Education Department opens its doors to many children entering grades 1 – 8 as of September. Our Summer Youth Program provides academic instruction, recreation and cultural indoor and outdoor activities.

Participants have a choice of programs that offer math, reading, writing, recreation, dance, acting, artistic skills, arts & crafts, computer, science, sports, and much more. Computer lab time and recreation is also incorporated in the daily schedule.

Our indoor and outdoor activities play an integral part in the youth program. These unique experiences can encourage lifelong learning, enthusiasm and commitment to service, self-confidence, and a stronger sense of community among participants.

We have been fortunate enough to see many of our previous participants grow up and accomplish their goals by being successful students in high school and/or college. As a result, we believe that our summer program is very beneficial in the lives of those who attend.


 

REGISTRATION
Register by June 17 to avoid a $10 late registration fee In-person registration: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm Essex County College, Main Campus – Newark Room 3291, Yellow Area, Continuing Education Department.

TUITION AND FEES
Two-week sessions: $375-$385 per session and Three-week sessions: $525 per session

Family discount: Register two or more children (siblings) from a single family save 10% on tuition only for the second child and any additional siblings. A 1/3 deposit at the time of registration is required; Payment plan available for the balance.


MATERIALS

Participants are required to bring basic supplies: a notebook, pens, pencils, crayons, etc. In addition, there is a $20 fee per student/per session to offset costs of materials provided for instruction.


T-SHIRTS

One t-shirt is included with the paid tuition. Extra t-shirts may be purchased for $10 each. T-shirts must be worn on Field Trips and Picture day (will be announced in advanced).


FIELD TRIPS

July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9 & 16
Fridays from 8:30am – 4pm our participants will board an air-conditioned bus, chaperoned by their teachers and staff. Field Trip Authorization forms will be provided in-person.


DROP -OFF & PICK UP

Students must be dropped off during breakfast time in the Cafeteria on the 2nd floor. Students must be picked up during dismissal time from their classroom, unless they are enrolled in Aftercare. Classroom locations will be provided. If your child needs to be picked up early, you must contact/stop by the office.
During summer months, Essex County College is closed on Fridays, therefore, a $10 late fee will be charged if your child is not picked up by 4pm for Field Trips.


AUTHORIZED PICK-UP

Names and phone numbers of authorized individuals for pick-up must be provided. These persons must also show ID upon arrival. A form will be provided in-person.


BEFORE & AFTER CARE

Before Care is available Monday through Thursday for an additional $15 per week. After Care is available Monday through Thursday for an additional $25 per week. Services are NOT available on Fridays. Before and After Care requests can be submitted in-person at the time of registration or one week prior to the week that is needed.


MEALS

Breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday. A daily menu will be supplied during the parent meeting. Children should bring their own meals if they will not be eating what is on the menu. Those with food allergies should bring substitue meals when needed and this information should be noted on the Health History/Medical Form. Meals are NOT provided on Fridays; all participants should bring their own lunch for field trips.


HEALTH HISTORY/MEDICAL RELEASE

This form must be completed at time of registration; listing all allergies, signed by parent or legal guardian and returned with a CURRENT copy of the child’s immunization record from their Physician. NOTE: Parent/guardian must administer medical injections or allergy kits to their children. Participants with inhalers, must be able to administer the dosage to his/herself, it must be labeled with their name and kept with the participant during program hours.


STUDENT CONDUCT

Upon registration, this form will be given and it should be reviewed by the parent with each participant. This is an agreement between the participant, parent and Summer Youth Program which states appropriate/acceptable behavior to be followed. All participants and parents must read, sign and return the student conduct form prior to start of their program.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS 

SESSION I: July 8 – July 19
SESSION II: July 22 – August 2
SESSION III: August 5 – August 16

Two-Week Sessions: Course Offerings

 

THREE-WEEK SESSIONS 

SESSION I: July 8 – July 26
SESSION II: July 29 – August 16

Three-Week Sessions: Course Offerings

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
(973) 877-3079
(973) 877-3416
occe@essex.edu

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and staffed by highly qualified New Jersey certified teachers, Essex County College’s Child Development Center offers a full day care and education program for children. Breakfast, lunch and snack are prepared on-site each day and served family-style to all children at no additional cost.

Since 1975, the Child Development Center (CDC) has experienced continuous growth and development. An expansion of the Center took place in October 1999, which allowed additional space for 55 more students to enroll. Initially geared toward children ages two to five, the CDC expanded in 2011 to include youngsters 13 to 24 months of age. In 2012, the began offering care to infants ages three to 12 months. The multi-year expansion marks a new stage in the evolution of the CDC, which has been on campus providing child care for decades.

FREE PLAY/ BEFORE CARE
8:00am-8:30am
Children will be able to select puzzles, read books and table toys.
Purpose: This time of the morning is for Social interaction, Self-Help Skills, Language Skills.

BREAKFAST
8:30am-9:00am
Breakfast is to be served as children enter the classroom
Individual & Small Group Table Activities After Breakfast: Lotto Games, Books, Manipulatives, Crayon Drawings
Purpose: Small Motor Coordination, Pre, Math and Pre-reading Skills, The ability to make choices, and develop personal relationships.

GROUP MEETING
9:00am-9:20am
Circle Time, Group Discussion, followed by planning time in Small Groups
Purpose: To Help Children Express Thoughts, Ideas and Feelings Verbally.

CHOICE TIME
9:20-10:20am
Work & Activity Time Individual & Small Group Activities, Exploration and use of interest Areas: Art, Science, Manipulatives. Library, Blocks Music, Sand and Water and Computers
Purpose: Varies according to Child’s Choice of Activities, Experiences, Ability to make choices, Develop Skills, Further Knowledge& Expand Concepts, Problem Solve,
Develop Personal Relationships, Express Feelings and Develop Inner Controls.

CLEAN UP TIME
10:20-10:30am
Purpose: Responsibility for Appearance of Environment, Care of Materials Ability to Work with Others Spatial Awareness

OUTDOOR CHOICE
10:30-11:20am
Large Muscle Activities, Creative Movement, Outdoor Play or Neighborhood Walk (or A
Combination of These Bases on Weather
Purpose: Physical development & Specific Skill, Spatial Awareness, Self-Expression, Music & Rhythm Skills, Relaxation, Expansion of Children’s Knowledge and Understanding of the World Around Them.

LUNCH TIME PREP
11:20-11:35am
Toileting and Preparation for Lunch
Purpose: Developing Good health Habits

STORY TIME
11:35-11:50
Purpose: Listening Skills, Receptive Language, Vocabulary. Imaginative Thinking, Love of Books

LUNCH & TEETH BRUSHING
11:50am-12:30pm
Purpose: Development Health Habits/Self Help
Social Conversation, self-Help Nutrition Concepts

REST
12:30-1:30pm
Purpose: Self-Help Skills-Putting out Cots, Making Beds Relaxation, Restoring Physical
Energy. Self-Help Skills-Working Cooperatively

GROUP ACTIVITY
1:30-2:30pm
Snack Time, Work and Activity Large Muscle Outdoor Play
Purpose: To Provide A Wide Range of Outdoors Activities and /or Large Muscle & Physical Activities that will allow each Child to respond According to individual Interest and Needs

CHOICE TIME
2:30-3:00pm
Language and Social Skills
Purpose: Listening Skills Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Imaginative Thinking, Love of Books

COMPUTERS
3:00-4:00pm
Purpose: Small Motor Coordination, Pre-Math and Pre-Reading Skills, problem Solving

OUTDOORS/ LESSON EXTENSION
4:00-5:30pm
Purpose: Physical Activities, Physical Science, Life Science and Earth Science

TRANSITION TO HOME
5:00-6:00pm
Purpose: Reflection of the Day/Home Connections
Story time, Re-enactment of stories Music and Movement

Child Development Center
A. Zachary Yamba Building – Room G302
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973)877.3357

Main Campus Parent Information Session/Registration

Tuesday, April 9 @5:30 (Multipurpose Room 3234, Green Area)

Tuesday, April 16 @5:30 (Multipurpose Room 3234, Green Area)

Saturday, May 4 @10:00am (Multipurpose Room 3234, Green Area)

It is our belief that a successful program encompasses the whole family. Therefore, parents/guardians and participants are encouraged to attend a session to learn more about the program and procedures, receive additional information and ask questions.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Experienced Teaching Staff
  • Preparation for the upcoming School Year
  • Breakfast and Lunch served
  • Friday Field Trips
  • Before and After Care Programs
  • Financial Assistance maybe available for income qualifying families
  • 10% Family discount for two or more siblingsChild Development Center – Main Campus, NewarkPlease call (973) 877-3357 for more information

Main Campus

July 8 – August 16

Grades 1-8 / Ages 6-13

Child Development Center

July 8 – August 16

Ages 2½-5

Main Campus

Before Care: M-Th 7:30 – 8:15am

After Care: M-Th 4:15 – 5:30pm

(No Before and After Care on Fridays)