Early Childhood Development

Sneak Peek at Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!


Full STEAM AheadGet ready for a choo-choo worthy Camp Gardner at The Gardner School this summer! Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is this year’s theme, representing your child’s education in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics during these warm months. This summer program continues the school year’s academically-focused lessons with a more relaxed summer-camp environment.

Each day, our early childhood education teachers will include a STEAM activity into their lesson plans for all ages: infants, toddlers, twos, preschool, pre-K and kindergarten. A handful of bi-weekly themes include Animal Junction, A Ticket to Space, Nature Depot and On the Right Track to a Healthy Life. Fun special guests from each Gardner School community will visit, and exciting outdoor activities will play into the themes.


Activities may include:

  • Animal yoga
  • Art with ice or shaving cream
  • Creating care packages for troops overseas
  • Learning about galaxies and assembling nebula jars
  • Bounce houses
  • Education on flowers and gardens
  • Recycling habits