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Christ Episcopal School
A co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool - grade 8 in historic Rockville, MD

Little Cardinal Education

Little Cardinal Education, 2018

a preschool program for children ages 2.5 - 5

June 11 - August 17, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Care available 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Our 10-week inquiry-based preschool program is perfect for your inquisitive child and combines developmentally appropriate activities with team building and FUN!


Please sign in your child in the dining room of the Church building. Then walk your child to the Preschool House.

  Your child's lifetime love of learning begins here!

Our weekly themes will inspire curiosity and creativity in your child.  Experienced Early Childhood professionals and college students will engage children in a variety of multisensory experiences in a safe and loving environment.  Additional support is provided by volunteers to ensure that children get plenty of individualized attention.  All staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks.  


 Week 1 & 2 Dates: June 11- June 22 Theme: Exploring the World of Eric Carle Books

Description: With over 50 books in print, Eric Carle is easily one of the all-time favorite authors of children, parents and teachers alike.  During these two weeks, we will explore a number of his stories and create a group story of our own.   With all of the colorful illustrations in his works, the art possibilities are endless!

Week 3 & 4 Dates: June 25 - July 6 Theme: Under the Sea and At the Beach

Description:  There is so much to explore in the ocean and at the beach! Does your child like colorful fish? Dolphins? Mermaids?  And everyone LOVES the beach!  Fun in the sun, cooling off with a “splash”, and even building sand castles will be part of the many adventures we have this session! 

Week 5 & 6 Dates: July 9 - July 20 Theme: We're Going on a Bear Hunt!


Description:  When you really hunt for bears, they are everywhere! Corduroy, One Ted Falls Out of Bed, Hamish, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears are just a few of the treasures we will explore. This session would not be complete without our own Teddy Bear Picnic on July 20! Invitations will be extended to families to attend our big finale.


Week 7 & 8 Dates: July 23 - August 3 Theme - Cooking Up Science


Description:  Children love conducting experiments and also enjoy cooking. This will give them a chance to do both! We will make slime, prepare some snacks, and even create our own special cookbook, preschool style!


Week 9 &10 Dates: August 6- August 17 Theme - Fairytales and Other Stories


Description: There are so many wonderful fairytales that we all grew up with--The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, The Ugly Duckling and so many more!! In addition to reading these tales, there are so many great things to talk about and even to act out on stage! This week will end with a small performance for families of our favorite fairy tale on the last day of camp!



NEW THEMES BI-WEEKLY: To keep things “fresh” for returning campers, we change our theme every other week. During each week, we offer play-based, developmentally appropriate activities addressing multiple learning domains.

WATER PLAY: We incorporate water play into our daily program, weather permitting. This may include an outdoor sprinkler, playing with toys in our water tables, or sand and water play. Send your child in a swim suit, water shoes (or socks) and sun screen daily.

SNACK: CESummer provides a morning snack.

LUNCH: Campers are expected to bring their own lunch. Refrigeration or heating of food is not provided. We are a nut-aware camp. Please do not pack foods containing nuts.

WATER BOTTLE: Every child should send a water bottle daily. It should be clearly labeled with your child’s name.


CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $225     Non-CES Students (9:00am - 1:00pm): $245

Early Bird (8:00am - 9:00am): $50      Rest Time and Snack (1:00pm -3:00pm): $100

Aftercare (3:00 - 4:30 pm):  $100

Week 4 is prorated.


For more information please call Christ Episcopal School at 301-424-6550 or email CESummer@CESrockville.org