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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 9, 1999)
LITTLE MINER’S CLUBHOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM
Little Miner’s Clubhouse ( LMC) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) will have a new Summer Science Program 1999. The program will consist of two, four- week sessions for children entering kindergarten through third grade. “ We want to provide children with the opportunity to make science and math a vital part of their early learning,” said Mary Milne, director of LMC. “ By making learning fun, through our Summer Science Program, we help them explore ways to examine life by establishing good life long skills. These skills are essential for successful future young adults.”
There will be a different focus each week that could take the children on field trips, work on a science project, or time spent writing in a journal. Topics to be discovered will include Roots and Shoots; Geology and Dinosaurs; Wet and Messy; Marvelous Machines; and Gravity, Motion and Other Forces. The science focus for the week will vary depending on the session the children attend. Days will also include swimming, lunch, and reading time.
The cost for the Summer Science Program for each 4- week session is $ 400.00 per child. This includes materials, swimming, field trips, snacks and lunches. A $ 100.00 deposit is required upon registration, with the remaining $ 300.00 balance due before each session begins. The program is for children ages 5 through 8. It runs from 9: 00 a. m. to 3: 00 p. m. with extended childcare available at an additional cost to those who need it.
The Little Miner’s Clubhouse is more than just child care. The program is directed toward building a child’s physical, social and cognitive skills through a flexible program which is designed to help motivate learning in a variety of areas. A great deal of emphasis in the program is placed on providing a variety of learning experiences both in the center and on field trips.
LMC offers Precious Gems, ages 6 weeks through 18 months; Little Diggers, ages 18 months through 3 years; Rockhounds, ages 3 through 5; and Lightning Bugs, for kindergartners.
For more information about the Summer Science Program 1999 or other child care programs at LMC, call Mary at 394- 2586.
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