For the past two years, The Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy has offered Summer Success camps for 30 children entering kindergarten in the fall. The camp provides two free four week sessions with breakfast and lunch provided. Children built their knowledge in language and literacy, math concepts and peer relationships through creative hands-on activities including storybook reading, art and glass projects. Priority is given to children in the Weinland Park neighborhood and those who have not attended preschool. Children receive free admission to Franklin Park Conservatory and the Columbus Museum of Art. The program is funded through a $60K Ohio State Impact Grant with the support of other community organizations.
A CCEC white paper presenting preliminary data on the feasibility and effectiveness of Summer Success and accompanying data on how to implement this program without extensive formal training is forthcoming on this site.
Contact: SFC Librarian Kari Welch or call 614-247-7448.