Enroll Now in the February and/or April Vacation Program!
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PROGRAMS OFFERED IN 2017: The Hundred Acre School opens its doors to children ages 4 to 8 during school breaks. Join us in our bright, modern classrooms and arts laboratory for a STEM focused vacation week programs that allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians. Heritage Museums & Gardens becomes our second classroom with daily adventures throughout the grounds and to the museums.
OPTIONS and PRICING:
4 Day Options:
4 Full Days (Tuesday-Friday) 9 am-3:30 pm $260
4 Half Days (Tuesday-Friday) 9 am-1 pm $180
4 days Before School, 8 am-9 am, $20
4 days After School, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, $40
2 Day Options:
2 Full Days (Tues & Wed) OR (Thur & Fri) 9 am-3:30 pm $140
2 Half Days (Tues & Wed) OR (Thurs & Fri) 9 am-1:00 pm $100
2 days Before School, 8 am-9 am, $10
2 days After School, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, $20
Printable flyer about our vacation program including pricing. 2017 Program Description
February Vacation “STEM Explorers” February 21-24
During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. Our quest will be to investigate student questions related to winter like: What is the temperature? What do animals do during winter? What is snow? How much snow is on the ground? Are the trees frozen? Daily adventures outside in all types of weather add to the excitement of our day. The result will be lots of hands-on FUN!
** As part of our curriculum during February Vacation – a special performance by storyteller & musician Jackson Gillman called “Winter Wonders” will be on Friday, February 24th at 2:00. This special event is only for our full day vacation week Friday students and not open to the public.
April Vacation “STEM Explorers” April 18-21
During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens. A variety of locations and hands-on materials will be used for exploration and play. We will conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover.
REGISTRATION is done online in one easy transaction. If this is the first time you are registering your child with us in 2017, you will be directed to an online form. Please select the green link below to fill out the registration form.
Any additional vacation or summer program registrations in 2017 will be done via email as we already have all your registration information and don’t want you to have to do it again. Email your child’s name, and program options you would like added or changed. We will send you a confirmation and an invoice with payment due as soon as possible.
PAPERWORK: Please note that you will fill out all paperwork required during the registration process. We do not need a medical form from your doctor. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email including the Vacation Program Handbook with additional details about program, policies and procedures.
PAYMENT: Payment in full is required at the time of registration. We do not offer a payment plan. Payment can be made by check or credit card. If paying by credit card, follow the payment prompts during the registration process. If paying by check, the check must be received within 2 weeks of registration. If you are registering for a program less than 2 weeks prior to attendance start date, the check must be received by the Wednesday before program.
OUR TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE: Includes both indoor and outdoor experiences in all types of weather (snow and rain, too). Students are expected to bring appropriate clothing, footwear and outerwear for the season. Extra clothes/socks are highly recommended each day. Sunscreen, if appropriate, should be applied prior to entering The Hundred Acre School. Teachers will reapply sunscreen at 1:15 if provided by the family.
8:00-9:00 Extended Day Morning
9:00-9:15 Arrival Time with Free Choice Classroom stations
9:15-9:30 Snack Time (Please pack a snack for your child)
9:30-10:00 Hypothesis Time (Concept of the day to make predictions or share what you know)
10:00-11:45 Investigation Stations in the classroom with the morning featured activity (hands-on activities) AND Investigation Adventure (Explore nature trails, Hidden Hollow, carousel, Auto Gallery, and outside locations)
11:45-12:15 Lunch (Please provide a lunch for your child)
12:15-12:25 Carousel Ride
12:25-12:45 Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
12:45-1:15 Free Play
12:45-1:10 Dismissal for Half Day Students
1:15-2:15 Investigation Stations in the classroom with afternoon featured activity
2:15-3:00 Second Investigation Adventure
3:00-3:15 Second Think Time (Share what was learned or enjoyed)
3:15-3:30 Dismissal for Full Day Students
3:15-4:00 Free Play
3:30-5:30 Extended Day Afternoon
4:00 Extended Day Afternoon Snack (Please pack a snack for your child)
4:15-4:30 Transition Group Activity
4:30-5:15 Arts Laboratory and/or Hallway Stations
5:15-5:30 Free Play Outside & Final Pick Up of the Day
Vacation Program Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is the school located at Heritage? Do I need to walk from the main entrance of Heritage to the school?
The school has its own entrance and parking lot so it is very convenient for drop off and pick up.
When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot.
Continue driving forward and bear to the left at the fork onto a town owned dirt road.
Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.
Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for a while. Here are some landmarks to know you are going the right way.
You will drive past The Adventure Park at Heritage (on the right)
You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)
Do you go outside in the snow?
Yes! Please pack a pair of snowpants, boots, mitten, hat and change of clothes every day during the February vacation week.
Do you go on field trips?
Our program uses the gardens and galleries of Heritage Museums & Gardens daily so we already feel like we go on a field trip everyday. We don’t go on additional field trips off the grounds of Heritage Museums & Gardens.
My child has an allergy. What is your procedure?
We do not limit what children choose to bring for snack or lunch. If your child has a severe allergy, we are not a good fit.
We follow these procedures for all students to keep them healthy:
Snack and lunch are provided by the family
Students do not share or trade food
Students with food allergies sit at a table with children that do not have those food items in their snack or lunch
Tables are pre-washed with soap/water solution followed by a bleach solution, and students are given a freshly laundered cloth placemat
Placemats are washed after each use
All staff are CPR and First Aid certified
We require a medical release with detailed information about an allergy and what steps would need to be followed if something did happen.
You would provide us with any medications needed to keep him/her safe (i.e. epi-pen).
These medications will be kept in the classroom backpack that is taken with the class anytime they leave the school.
The Heritage Security Team is also trained to respond to emergencies and will be able to assist staff with emergencies as needed.
What is your refund policy?
No refund is provided if cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the program date/start date.
For cancellations 15-30 days in advance, there is a processing fee of 25% with 75% of the program fees refunded.
For cancellations 31 days in advance, a full refund will be provided.