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Kent State’s Child Development Center Offers STEAM Summer Camp for Children

Posted April 21, 2014
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Children at Kent State University's Child Development
Center play in the center's Outdoor Learning Lab. The
Child Development Center will offer STEAM Summer Camp
for children, ages 3-5, from June 9 - Aug. 15.

The Kent State University Child Development Center will offer STEAM Summer Camp for children, ages 3-5, from June 9 - Aug. 15. Choose from many engaging explorations focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

  • June 9-13 – Energy: Let’s Move
  • June 16-20 – Water Matters
  • June 23-27 – SMART play: Playing with Technology
  • June 30 – July 3 – Light & Color: Mix it Up!
  • July 7-11 – 1, 2, 3 Come Play with Me
  • July 14-18 – Nature Detectives
  • July 21-25 – Explorers Camp
  • July 28 – Aug. 1 – Move, Sing and Play to Music
  • Aug. 4-8 – It’s My Body
  • Aug. 11-15 – Dig into Fossils!

Campus experts will lead preschool children in experiences related to STEAM from 9 a.m. to noon. Children also will have the chance to learn in the Child Development Center’s new Outdoor Learning Laboratory.

Cost is $130/week if Kent-State affiliated, and $150/week if not affiliated with Kent State. Before- and after-camp care is available for an additional fee. The child must be 3 years old and toilet trained prior to enrollment.

“The Child Development Center curriculum affords children multiple avenues for expression,” says Pamela Hutchins, lecturer in Kent State’s School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies. “This is a form of symbolic representation that supports children in the exploration of their ideas and makes their thinking visible. Therefore, integrating the arts into a traditional STEM approach supports young children’s desire to know and understand the world around them.”

For more information, and to register for STEAM Summer Camp, go to