Summer Program

WCNS students enjoying summer

Summer at WCNS!

June 27 – August 23, 2024

ages 2.9 – 7

8:30am to 3:30pm

Watertown Cooperative Nursery School offers a Summer Program for children who are 2 years and 9 months to 7 years old. The hours are from 9am to 3:30pm, 5 days a week. Early drop-off is available at 8:30am and a half-day program is available from 9am to 1pm. In 2024, the program is offered from June 27 – August 23. Families may sign up for as many weeks as they like.

The program is run by our experienced WCNS teachers, who accompany children at all times. There is a maximum of 19 children per day.

Activities and Weekly Themes

Weather permitting, the children are outside the entire morning in our fenced-in play space. In case of inclement weather, the children will engage in our well-equipped indoor classroom space. Each week focuses on a theme that is explored in our activities, songs, and stories.

Week 1 (June 27 – July 3)* Amazing Animals

Week 2 (July 8 – July 12) Water Week

Week 3 (July 15 – July 19) Pirates and Mermaids

Week 4 (July 22 – July 26) Rainbow Week

Week 5 (July 29 – August 2) How Does Your Garden Grow?

Week 6 (August 5 – August 9) Beach Week

Week 7 (August 12 – August 16) Dino Week

Week 8 (August 19 – August 23) Under the Sea

*Please note: due to the July 4 holiday, the first week of camp runs from Thursday to the following Wednesday. All other weeks run from Monday to Friday.

Our Day

The day officially begins at 9:00am with free play outside until 10:15. Morning snack is eaten outside from 10:30 to 10:45 after toileting and hand washing. The second part of the morning consists of water play and swimming from 10:45 to 12:00. Stories and singing are from 12:00 to 12:30 and then everyone has lunch from 12:30 to 1:00. Our half day ends at 1:00. Children who participate in the full day will have an opportunity to read and rest, as well as have more free play and water play outside. Children bring their own snack, lunch, and water bottle each day.

Tuition and Fees

Full day program (9am to 3:30pm) : $485 per week

Half day program (9am to 1pm) : $375 per week

Early drop-off at 8:30am is an additional $50 per week.

A $35 non-refundable application fee is due upon submission of the application form.  If you are invited to enroll, you will be asked to submit a deposit of $25 per week of enrollment. The balance of tuition is due by March 1. Please contact us with any questions.

Priority Enrollment and Deadlines

Priority will be offered to currently enrolled students of WCNS, followed by their siblings. Currently enrolled families must submit their registration materials and deposit by January 22 in order to reserve their spot.

Families not currently enrolled at WCNS may submit an application at any time and will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Starting January 23, waitlisted families will be notified of their acceptance and will be invited to submit their deposit of $25 per session. The balance of tuition is due by March 1. Enrollment will remain open as long as space is available.

Update as of February 27, 2024: