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May 21, 2007
Gwinnett Tech’s D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center Offering Summer Program
Still Time to Register for New Summer Camp for Rising K-2 Graders
Only days remain until school is out and summer break is officially here. Now is the time to make plans for your child to attend Camp Imagination Station at Gwinnett Technical College's D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center in Lawrenceville, while spots are still available.
The college's early education center is opening its doors to day campers for the first time this summer for children entering Kindergarten through 2nd 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. To register, 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 centers 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 implement 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 is a new addition 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 the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) accreditation standards.
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 its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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