Kids Unplugged After-School Program

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Kids Unplugged After-School Program 2021-09-13T11:07:30-04:00
Kids Unplugged! (ages 5 – 13)

Please see the FAQ HERE for COVID policies and modifications to our programs

Register online for Kids Unplugged HERE!

Get your child unplugged and outside, exploring nature, hiking, imagining, growing food, making friends, and having fun! Our activities follow the seasons and children have a choice of activities at each weekly class.

Fall is for hiking in West Rock Park, harvesting and cooking from the farm, caring for farm animals, and playing in the woods! We will build forts, hold chickens, have campfires, play games, and make home made pizza.

Winter is time for snowshoeing, building snow forts, following wild animal tracks in the snow, making maple syrup, cooking and baking in our teaching kitchen, and enjoying nature arts.

Springtime brings baby farm animals, wildflowers, and gardens to be planted! We will dig in the dirt, wade in streams, play and hike in the woods, care for baby chickens, and make new friends!

Activities include both structured and unstructured options, with teachers offering at least one activity choice each day as well as options for kid-led play and adventures. We know that children learn in many ways, and the goal of this program is to allow time to play, imagine, make friends, be physically active, and be in nature.

Group size: 24 children with four adult staff, assisted by high school student counselors. All of our activities are mixed age and welcome children ages 5 – 13 in the same group.


ABOUT THE STAFF

Our staff are experienced adult teachers and environmental educators who have significant experience with teaching and caring for children and having fun in nature! Our teachers are joined by high school counselors who are enthusiastic and valued program assistants.


TRANSPORTATION

School bus transportation is not available for the 2021 – 2022 program.

For children being dropped off by a caregiver (no bus), drop-off is anytime after 3:15 PM.


FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants from any town. Apply online HERE.


2021 – 2022 School Year Schedule

Monday – Friday from 3:15 – 5:30. Children may attend any number and combination of days.


2021 – 2022 Tuition:

ONE day per week: $520 annually, paid in 5 installments of $104 each

TWO days per week: $1,040 annually, paid in 5 installments of $208 each

THREE days per week: $1,560 annually, paid in 5 installments of $312 each

FOUR days per week: $2,080 annually, paid in 5 installments of $416 each

FIVE days per week: $2,600 annually, paid in 5 installments of $520 each


Kids Unplugged Cancellation policy

Tuition is billed at the time of enrollment (typically August or September), and again on October 15, December 15, February 15, and April 15. Any remaining tuition payments will be cancelled at the time a program withdrawal is received. No refunds will be issued for classes that a child does not attend.

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Questions? Call Rebecca Holcombe at 203-389-4333 x 1213 or email rholcombe@commongroundct.org.