Want a free week of summer camp? If you live in Montclair, and your kid is going to kindergarten next fall, you can get one. But you better act fast (see registration details on the next page).
The Montclair Public Schools are offering a Summer Screening Program (i.e. free summer camp). It’s a week-long, half-day session where a teacher observes your child and assesses her language, cognition and motor development skills. Your child’s new teacher will receive results in September.
I think it’s great for little ones making their big transition. My daughter, for example, takes her time to warm up to new people and experiences, so her week at school in the summer will be a perfect way to get her more familiar with her new school. We chose Nishuane as our first choice (and those who choose Nishuane tend to actually get it). It’s one of the schools running the sessions.
And like I mentioned before, the best thing about the program: It’s free. It will save me the $155 for a week at summer camp. That makes me very happy!
Registration is going on now. Pick up the application at the Montclair Board of Education and return it by May 1st. There are only three sessions and they are filled on a first come, first served basis. I went last week, filled out my application and turned it in on the spot. I’m not missing my chance for anything free, especially a program that sounds so beneficial.
Here’s what you need to know:
Has anyone out there attended these sessions before? What did you think?