Child and Parent Center
Summer 2013 Program Description
Monday, June 17th – Friday, August 1st, 2013
Child and Parent Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th
Hello from Hall-Mercer Child and Parent Center!
We are busy making plans for our Summer Session, which runs from Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 1st. We will celebrate summer with pool parties, sandboxes, and lots of fun in the sun on our private rooftop playground!
Babies, toddlers, and young children love to spend time socializing with each other as they make their first friends at Hall-Mercer Child and Parent Center. Our discussion and playgroups include snack-time, music, stories, and songs, as well as time for parents to enjoy relaxing with each other, sharing experiences, and making new friends. Descriptions of each group are below:
Exploring Parenthood is a discussion groups for first-time parents with infants from six weeks up to six months of age. The groups are facilitated by professionals with experience in newborn care, infant development, and adjustment to parenthood. Parents gain information and support to enable them to feel more confident in their parenting role. There is time for informal discussions on parenting topics and time for parents and babies to enjoy a variety of baby games, stories, and songs.
Creepers/Crawlers, Cruisers, and Explorers
Creepers/Crawlers, Cruisers, and Explorers playgroups will visit our private playground, where little ones can explore our baby pools, sprinklers, and sandboxes, and parents can enjoy relaxing and chatting while the kids have a wonderful time. As always, baby groups will also offer snack-time, music, stories, and songs. All groups are facilitated by professionals with expertise in child development and adjustment to parenthood. Parents will have the opportunity to get their questions answered, discuss topics of interest, and learn how to nurture their child’s development.
Toddlers and Terrific Twos
Toddlers and Terrific Twos playgroups will visit our private playground, where little ones can explore our baby pools, sprinklers, and sandboxes, and parents can enjoy relaxing and chatting while the kids have a wonderful time. Other group activities will include cooking projects, snack-time, art projects, story time, musical instruments, books, and songs. In addition, we are offering a series of themed Children's Book playgroups for toddlers and twos to celebrate seven children's book authors, complete with art, stories, and music to delight your child and inspire lots of imaginative play.
Week 1: Attend an Animal Picnic with Spot and Eric Hill
Week 2: Dance at a Barnyard Dance with Sandra Boyton
Week 3: Celebrate the 4th of July with Maisie Mouse
Week 4: Travel on a Train with Thomas and Friends
Week 5: Catch a Wave Party with Rainbow Fish and Marcus Pfister
Week 6: Create a Collage with Elmer and David McKee
Week 7: Dinosaur Romp with Laurie Berkner
To Register for a Group
If you are interested in enrolling for any of our Summer 2013 groups, please download an application from our website and deliver the application and payment to our office. Families currently enrolled in the Spring Session will be given first priority to re-enroll, as long as their applications are received by May 27, 2013. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received, and payment for the semester is required in order for us to process your application. Our groups fill up quickly!
If you have any questions, especially questions about choosing the best group for your child, please feel free to call us at 215-829-5555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can deliver the application with payment to Beverly Levitsky's office at the Hall-Mercer Building, 245 South 8th St., 3rd Floor, or you can mail it to our office at:
Child & Parent Center
245 South 8th St.
Phila PA 19106
If you cannot participate in the Summer Session, but would like to be notified when new groups are offered, just email us and we will be sure to include you on our electronic mailing list.
We look forward to celebrating summer with you at the Hall-Mercer Child & Parent Center!
Beverly Levitsky, Director
Child and Parent Center