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February 26, 2007
Early Education Center to Offer Summer Program
Imagination is the only limit for rising K-2 graders at new summer camp
Gwinnett Technical College’s D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center is preparing to open its doors to day campers for the first time this summer, for children entering kindergarten through second grade.
Camp Imagination Station at the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center on the campus of Gwinnett Tech will run from May 29 – July 27, 2007. Rising Kindergarteners through second-graders may be enrolled for one or more days or weeks, or for the entire nine-week period. The camp, which runs from 7 a.m. until 6:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, is $140/week or $38/day. Camp registration begins March 1. Call 678-226-6510 or by stop by the center for an application.
In addition to low child-teacher ratios that provide an inviting and relaxed atmosphere among teachers and students, the camps will also offer stimulating, interactive activities, including:
- Weekly field trips and special activities,
- Water play on the Center's new playgrounds,
- Italian-style Atelier studios with a large variety of materials and mediums to use in child- directed art,
- Dramatic play village,
- Inventors warehouse with materials and machines that can be taken apart and put back together, and
- Multi-media labs, such as computer, listening center, library and writing areas.
“We are excited to introduce our summer camp program this year in conjunction with our annual educational offerings, rounding out our successful inaugural year of educating children and training college students preparing to enter the field of early childhood care and education,” said Becky Olson, director, D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center at Gwinnett Tech.
The 26,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center opened last July to provide students studying early childhood education at Gwinnett Tech a hands-on experience in a quality learning environment, while simultaneously serving as a nurturing educational center for children aged six weeks to 12 years. The Center’s summer camp program will be added to its existing list of offerings, including infant, toddler and before- and after-school care, plus state and private pre-kindergarten and Montessori programs, all following best practices in Early Childhood Education.
To enroll in or to learn more about the summer camp program – or any of the programs of the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, call 678.226.6510 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu. To pre-register a child for the Center, log on to www.GwinnettTech.edu/heec.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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