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Programs are full for the summer.

Summer Primary (3-5 year olds)

(Children who have finished kindergarten should enroll in the summer elementary Trailblazers program.)

Summer at The Children’s House is the perfect blend of our prepared Montessori environments and a distinctive flavor of summer fun. Campers enjoy a variety of engaging activities within the familiar Montessori environment and curriculum.

All Year Montessori Classroom, guide Julie Shearer

A minimum of seven weeks is required for enrollment in this classroom. Children who are with Julie during the school year typically stay in this classroom for the summer.

Summer Primary Classroom, guide Amy Routzahn

Flexible scheduling is available in this room including weekly options. Children from our three other school year primary classes unite in this classroom during the summer. TCH alumni and children from the greater community are also accepted based on availability.

Weekly highlights include:

  • Moomer’s Monday and Field Day every Monday afternoon! (Moomer’s ice cream party and field games in the courtyard for everyone.)
  • NEW this summer!  Balance Bike Program every Monday morning (We provide the bikes and helmets or you may bring your own balance bike from home.)
  • Yoga with Amy Routzahn, certified children's yoga instructor
  • Splash days including sprinkler fun
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Bike parade during July 4th week

Children may enroll from one to ten weeks. A 10% discount is applied for schedules including seven or more weeks. Enrollment preference is given to current TCH students until March 15th and TCH alumni from March 15th - April 1st. After April 1st, registration is open to non-TCH families.  

Weekly Session Rates for Primary Classrooms

3 mornings 8:30-12:30 $142/week 
3, 3/4 days 8:30-3:30      $208/week
4 mornings 8:30-12:30 $167/week
4, 3/4 days 8:30-3:30 $242/week
5 mornings  8:30-12:30 $188/week
5, 3/4 days 8:30-3:30 $273/week
  • Requests for prearranged childcare before 8:30 and after 3:30 should be noted in the comments section of the form below. Prearranged childcare noted at registration is included in camp fees with a discount applied. Contact the summer admissions office for specific rates.
  • Add-on childcare is available at $8.00/hour.
  • A 10% discount is applied to schedules of 7 or more weeks.

Primary Guides:  

Amy Routzahn

Julie Shearer

Check out the guides' bios at; http://traversechildrenshouse.org/classroom_staff.asp

Choose your schedule here:
Estrellas Balance Bike Program every Monday morning

Week 1, June 18-22

Week 2, June 25-29

Week 3, July 2-6 (Closed July 4th)

Bike parade and picnic this week!

Week 4, July 9-13

Week 5, July 16-20

Week 6, July 23-27

Week 7, July 30- August 3

Week 8, August 6-10

Week 9, August 13-17

Week 10, August 20-23 (Closed Friday)


Please select a payment plan:

How would you like to pay your summer fees:

To complete your registration: Please submit the $100 deposit on the link that appears on this page after hitting submit.

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Billing Information

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due for each camper at the time of registration. 

Once your registration has been received, we will send you a confirmation for your schedule, a classroom supply list, and health and emergency forms that need to be completed and returned to the business office. Students who also attend during the school year should update their student forms online (SFO) through Children’s House online.

Cancellations and Schedule Changes
All summer tuition except the $100 deposit will be refunded if enrollment is cancelled or modified in writing by June 1st. Neither the deposit nor the tuition will be refunded for cancellations after June 1st. Schedule changes will be accommodated based on class availability.

Late Payment Charge
A late charge of $15 per month is assessed when the balance due is $25 or more and payment has not been received by the 10th of the month it is due.

Returned Check Charge
A charge of $20 is assessed for all checks or EFTs returned because of insufficient funds or invalid account numbers.

Late Pick-Up Charge
A fee of $20 is charged for every 15 minutes (or increments there of) a child is at school after closing time (5:30 pm).

A la Carte Childcare  
Childcare is available before and after summer classes as space permits. Arrangements may be made online using https://childrenshouse.boonli.com/login . Directions for using this system will be included in your welcome packet. The school opens at 7:30am and closes at 5:30pm. Childcare used in addition to the hours specified on the summer confirmation form will be billed at $8.00/hour.

Summer Session Calendar
June 18 to August 23, 2018
The school is closed on July 4th for Independence Day and on August 24th.

This page last updated on 2/7/2018.

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