Our summer program is for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade. Children who attend our program receive a healthy morning and afternoon snack. Parents send a nutritious sack lunch. Children are divided into groups based on age. Groups and ages are finalized based on enrollment. Typical enrollment is about 80 children.
Each week, children participate in activities centered on a weekly theme. Past themes have included Gratitude, Love & Kindness, Patriotism, Nature, Science, Art, and Music. Teachers lead educational and fun lessons related to the weekly theme. We invite guest speakers throughout the summer. We have had police officers come visit, University of Arkansas graduate students lead lessons on Psychology and the Brain, and Science Teachers lead hands-on STEAM workshops!
Children also participate in several weekly field trips to local attractions and have access to our intentionally designed classrooms, 2800 sq. ft. gym, and custom-designed outdoor playscape when onsite. Whether on field trips or onsite, children are supervised by several of our teachers. Children are offered a period of quiet time each day for about an hour. We do not allow the use of electronics because our goal is to help children build friendships and good social skills through face-to-face interactions. We may incorporate a movie into our daily schedule.
Each week, we plan several fun and educational field trips. We view these trips as an opportunity to have summer fun and learn through rich, hands-on experiences. Below are some of the places we have visited and will continue to visit. We are always looking for new and exciting attractions!
Fun & Educational
Amazeum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Terra Studios, Bentonville Public Library, Gentry Safari, Great Day Skate Place, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, Sta-n-Step Blueberry Farm
Melvin Ford Aquatic Center, Charlie & Willie Splash Park, Rogers Aquatic Center, Fast Lanes, Locomotion, Malco Cinema, Hobbs State Park, Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, Illinois River Water Shed, Dave Peel Park, Orchards Park, Park Springs Park
Our facility is licensed through the Department of Human Resources, and we follow all minimum licensing regulations for childcare centers in Arkansas. Our teachers are carefully selected professionals who undergo criminal and child maltreatment background checks upon employment. They participate in monthly staff meetings and receive 15 hours of continuing education each year. They are CPR and First Aid certified.
The Directors have many years of experience in program administration, child development, and beyond. Dr. Natalie Emmons has a Ph.D. in Cognition and Culture and has published several scientific research articles on topics related to cognitive development and early education. Natalie has been the Director of iNFiNiTi Child Care since January 2017. Lauren Treptow has her Child Development Associates degree and has been the owner and director of a child care facility for the past seven years. She has been the Assistant Director of iNFiNiTi Child Care since October 2017. Natalie and Lauren have accrued numerous hours of professional development training in Early Childhood and Education as part of their continuing education. The directors work closely with program staff to provide support and specialized trainings as part of their dedication to providing a quality child care.
Our summer program is open from 8am to 6pm. We have early drop-off available at 7:30am for an additional cost.
For summer 2018, our program will run from May 30 until August 10.
Please call us at 479-418-3116 for current tuition pricing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org