Toddler to Pre-K YCP Program

Toddler ProgramBDC campers under the age of five years old are enrolled in our Young Children’s Program. The YCPs are the summer component of our year-round early childhood school, The Family School, which shares the Brewster Day Camp campus. BDC YCPs are welcomed and taught by master’s level early childhood teachers, and are fully integrated into co-ed toddler and pre-school groups with year-round Family School children. All YCP campers enjoy a daily Red Cross swim lesson in our pool as well as age appropriate activities based on a weekly theme. Infants and toddler siblings of BDC campers may enroll in the YCP program as is available. For more information about our programs for children under the age of five years, please call 508-896-6555 to speak directly with Jane Douglass, our year-round Assistant School Director and YCP enrollment coordinator. She is eager to answer any questions you may have about the YCPs! If you prefer to email Jane, you may reach her directly at info@thefamilyschools.com. You may visit the year-round Family School website here.

 

 

The following is a typical day in the YCP program for campers ages 3-5. (Infants and toddlers schedules vary depending on the individual child’s needs.)

7:30-8:30Early drop-off
8:30 CAMP DAY BEGINS Camp Starts
8:30-9:00Free Play on age appropriate playgrounds
9:00-9:30Morning Welcome Circle
9:30-10:00Snack provided by BDC
10:00-11:30Morning Activities including a Red Cross Swim Lesson
11:30-12:00Lunch
12:00-12:30Free Play
12:30-2:30Rest
2:00-2:30Snack provided by BDC
2:30-4:00Afternoon Activities including optional Free Swim
4:00-4:30Clean up and Closing Circle
4:30 CAMP DAY ENDS Camp Ends
4:30-5:30Late pick-up
5:00-6:30Family Swim - pool open and guarded free of charge

Pre K ProgramYCP Curriculum – Experienced Family School teachers create age-appropriate activities built around weekly themes which include art, music, nature, science, and more! During most weeks, the YCP theme connects to the Special Event Days celebrated by older BDC campers. The following lists typical weekly YCP themes:

  • Week #1 YCP Theme: Welcome Summer Spirit
  • Week #2 YCP Theme: Celebrations
  • Week #3 YCP Theme: Into the Woods
  • Week #4 YCP Theme: Commotion in the Ocean
  • Week #5 YCP Theme: Bodies in Motion
  • Week #6 YCP Theme: Colors of the Rainbow
  • Week #7 YCP Theme: Fantasy
  • Week #8 YCP Theme: Adios! Good Bye!