Summergarten 2018

Spark a Summer of Imagination

At MNS, we build upon the foundation of Montessori philosophy to provide engaging, unplugged enrichment experiences for young children and their families. It’s a whole new way to discover the joys of summer. Our camp is led by our MNS staff members as well as specialists in the area of outdoor learning, literacy, music, and more.


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WEDNESDAYS: Family Music Club

At MNS, we believe that ALL children are musical, so we created our Family Music Club for children from birth to age 6 and the grownups who love them!

With the award-winning Music Together curriculum, we sing silly songs, make funny animal sounds, stretch and move with the beat, and use various instruments to make music.

Teachers

MNS is excited to partner with The Harper School in Lenoir to provide Family Music Club this summer. Each class will be taught by Harper’s own certified “Music Together” instructor—Erika Greer (Mrs. Erika). In addition, one of our MNS staff members will be assisting Mrs. Erika in the class.

Attendance

Children attend with an adult caregiver (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc.). We enroll children from birth to 6 years of age (sometimes older too). This group of blended ages allows the children to learn with and from one another.

Tuition

For Summergarten 2018, tuition for our Family Music Club is $90 for all 6 summer sessions ($15 per class for drop-ins). And best of all, every family enrolled for all 6 sessions will receive a high-quality CD recording and songbook of the session’s song collection so that your family can sing along at home, in the car—anywhere!

Location

We will meet in the MNS classroom (currently at 2726 Pheasant Run Street in Lenoir) Families arrive promptly at 10am to remove shoes (sock feet, please), store belongings in a cubby, use the restroom, and wash hands in preparation for class.

Schedule

Family Music Club includes a series of 6 meetings throughout the summer. Each 45-minute class is on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45/11am (see class schedule below for exact dates). Join us for the 6-week series or drop-in for a single class!


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THURSDAYS: Eco-Explorers

We're blending two of our favorite things: storytime and nature walks! Join us for Eco-Explorers as we enjoy great read-alouds, explore natural spaces, and discover fascinating things outdoors.

Teachers

Each class will be taught by one of our own teachers, Allison Butler (Mrs. Allison) who will share her experience as a children's librarian, an elementary educator, and a nature-lover with the children each week.

Attendance

Children attend each week with a caregiver (no drop-off is permitted). We enroll children up to 6 years of age (sometimes older). This group of blended ages allows the children to learn with and from one another. 

Tuition

For Summergarten 2018, tuition for our Eco-Explorers class is $50 for the 10-week session ($5 per class for drop-ins). All supplies fees are included in the cost of tuition.

Schedule

This family nature club is a 10-week summer session that includes weekly 45-minute classes. Join us for the 6-week series or drop-in for a single class! We meet from 10 to 10:45/11am on Thursday mornings from June 12 through August 21 (closed on July 3).  Families are asked to arrive promptly!

Location

We will meet at local natural spaces like the natural playground at MNS or Tuttle State Educational Forest. See class schedule below for exact locations. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes for walking and bring a water bottle. It’s also a good idea to apply sunscreen and/or bug spray at home before each class.