Early-childhood education engages kids and diverts them from their natural tendency to spend all their time planning for retirement. Distract preschoolers from their 401(k)s with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a two-week summer day-camp session for children ages 3–6 at Montessori Glen-Ed in Glen Carbon (a $250 value).
Montessori Glen-Ed's new learning laboratory is designed to engage kids and encourage independent thinking through hands-on activities. The Summer of Fun program places juniors aged 3 to 6 into their choice of five two-week sessions, each of which incorporates a unique theme such as dinosaurs, the solar system, and foods around the world. Certified teachers strive to interact with each child as individual, opening fresh eyes to the wonders of the universe and placing little hands on bright, appealing learning materials. Young'uns will embark at 9 a.m. each weekday morning on a highly tactile journey through a land stocked with wooden easels and rainbows of counting beads, and return at noon with arts-and-crafts projects in their hands, nutritious snacks in their bellies, and dreams of growing up to be astrophysicists or stegosauruses in their hearts.
Summer of Fun classes begin on June 6 and run through August 12. Space in each two-week session is limited; call ahead to reserve a space.
90 Kriege Farm Rd.
Glen Carbon, Illinois 62034Get Directions