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Summer Program Information for Primary Students

Primary Summer Program

Summer Primary Registration is down to very limited availability so online registration has been suspended. Please contact Kim Gallagher to find out the spaces we have left. 

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. Some weeks will include special guests including story tellers and musicians!

Children from our four school year classrooms unite in two primary classrooms for the summer. TCH alumni and children from the greater community are also accepted based on availability.

Weekly Highlights Include:

  • Balance Bike Program every Monday morning! We provide the bikes and helmets (you may bring your own balance bike or helmet from home).
  • Splash days every Thursday (weather permitting) including sprinkler fun.
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Bike parade on July 2nd for Independence Day. 
  • BACK THIS YEAR!: Pizza Wednesday - each Wednesday of Summer, we will order pizza for all the primary and elementary children.  Offerings will alternate each week between cheese and pepperoni. To order, please use the Boonli lunch ordering system,  instructions will be included in your welcome packet. 
  • Fruity Friday - every Friday, we'll learn about and enjoy a fruit that is local and in season in Northern Michigan! Blueberries, Cherries and strawberries galore!

Children may enroll from one to ten weeks. A 10% discount is applied for a full ten week schedule. Enrollment preference is given to current TCH students until March 1st and TCH alumni from March 1st- March 15th. On March 1th registration is open to non-TCH families.  

Weekly Session Rates for Primary Classrooms

3 mornings
3, 3/4 days
4 mornings
4, 3/4 days
5 mornings
5, 3/4 days
  • Requests for prearranged childcare before 8:30 and after 3:30 should be filled out on your registration form. Prearranged childcare requested at registration is a lower cost than add-on, al-a-carte childcare, contact Kim Gallagher or Renee Hintz for rates. 
  • Al-a-carte childcare is available at $9.00/hour and can be ordered through our Boonli system. 
  • A 10% discount is applied to a full 10 week schedule.
Primary Northeast Classroom: Guide Monica Jarvis, Taylor Vancil and Anna Foulkrod assisting

Primary East Classroom: Guide Allie Bukowski , Taylor Fielding, Marisa Farr assisting

Monica Jarvis

Monica Jarvis

Allie Bukowski

Allie Bukowski

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Billing Information

  • DEPOSIT: A $100 non-refundable deposit is due for each camper at the time of registration. 
  • CONFIRMATION: Once your registration has been received, we will send you a confirmation for your schedule, a supply list, and health and emergency forms that need to be completed and returned to the business office. Campers 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 May 15th, 2021. Neither the deposit nor the tuition will be refunded for cancellations after May 15th. Schedule changes will be accommodated based on class availability and must be arranged with Kim Gallagher.
  • 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 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 $9.00/hour.
  • SUMMER SESSION CALENDAR: June 21 to August 26th, 2021  The school is closed on July 5th for Independence Day.