|University of Houston Clear Lake's Kids University Offers Additional Summer Camps for Pre-kindergarten Children Ages 3 -5|
|Tuesday, 08 May 2012 16:15|
HOUSTON, May 7, 2012 — University of Houston-Clear Lake's Kids U will offer something new this year with the addition of summer camps for pre-kindergarten children, ages 3-5. The Discovery Through Play Camps, designed for typically developing children as well as those with mild developmental delays, will be held in the university's new early childhood model classroom under the direction of the school's early childhood education faculty. Offerings will also include a My Camp session reserved exclusively for kids with special needs. The two camps are approached from a play-based philosophy, explains UH-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Special Education Elizabeth Beavers.
"While it will be structured and activities are planned, it will very much be child-directed," says Beavers. "Most children need an opportunity to engage in authentic play experiences, and this will add a unique camp twist. It will give young children a chance to experience their own version of a summer camp that is completely age-appropriate and that celebrates everything camp should be."
The camp sessions will meet twice a week over a three week period.
"We chose times and formats that will allow children to get a kind of first camp experience over a longer period of time," adds Beavers.
Kids U has been a UHCL tradition for nearly 30 years, offering enhanced learning experiences for area children ages Pre-K through Grade 12.
The initial session begins June 4, 2012. To register for these camps or any of the other summer activities offered at Kids U, visit: http://kidsu.uhcl.edu or call 281-283-3530.
University of Houston-Clear Lake's School of Education offers course work and field experiences toward more than 65 different degree or certification programs, including eight graduate programs, six professional certificates and the teacher certification program, certifying in more than 40 specializations and teaching fields. The School of Education was named winner of the 2009 Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. UHCL was also selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to the community. For more information about the School of Education, visit http://soe.uhcl.edu.
University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.