Summer Program

Bringing Together Academics & Enrichment Activities!

About the ConnectiKids Summer Program

Our summer program is theme based, with a variety of opportunities, practices, and activities used to provide high-quality content. Though the summer program theme changes yearly, there are five core elements that we maintain to ensure students are receiving an all-inclusive summer program.

Our five core focus areas are social and emotional development, academics, focusing on literacy and STEM, health and nutrition, outdoor and physical activities, and exploration of self and their community, thus making a connection to what they are learning.

The five central fundamentals of the program address the whole child, ensuring that they are strengthening their abilities to develop positive self-concepts. We also offer leadership and character development.

The ConnectiKids Summer Program exposes children to information, people, places, and situations while combining an ambitious curriculum of academics in the morning with an afternoon of exciting and enjoyable enrichment classes. The academic component of the program utilizes an integrated curriculum based on the program theme.

These experiences help students grow socially, define their identity, and understand their personal strengths, interests, and goals while contributing to increased school performance.

Summer Program Information

The ConnectiKids Summer Program runs for 4 weeks in July. Students in Grade 2-8 receive programming five days a week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students take part in the Book Club from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. After the students’ break for lunch, afternoon enrichment begins at 12:45 pm and ends at 3:30 pm.  On Fridays, we have coordinated field trips related to the themed curriculum, wherein the students will use the skills learned in the classroom. ConnectiKids does not provide transportation during the summer program. Free breakfast and lunch is provided. 

Register for our Summer Program

The ConnectiKids Summer program runs during the month of July, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with free breakfast and lunch provided. The program is free to Hartford and surrounding town students in grades 2-8 first come, first served.

2024 Summer Registration will be released in May

2024 Summer Program Theme

a Vintage Summer 

Step into the time machine and embark on a captivating journey through the decades with ConnectiKids! In the summer of 2024, the theme is the Vintage Era, where students can delve deep into the realms of technology, art, cooking, and dance from the past. Through this experience, students can develop a profound understanding of how comprehending history shapes our present and paves the way for tomorrow’s possibilities. The program has four segments: core-themed classes, outdoor activities, family engagements, and field trips. Every week brings a new core theme contributing to the summer’s primary focus.

During the morning portion, students participate in Book club. The book club will include culturally relevant paperbacks. The book club offers students a wide range of books with stimulating class discussions and activities. This summer’s books are CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora by Khran and Regis Bethencourt, A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle, and The Rhythm of Time by Questlove and S. A. Cosby.

In the afternoon portion of the summer program, students will participate in activities that expose them to learning history, friendships, exploration, and much more. The four core afternoon classes offered will be, Vintech- This extraordinary blend will give students a unique opportunity to witness the remarkable journey of technological advancements.

Taste of Thyme – Students will learn how cooking techniques have evolved throughout history while savoring delicious flavors from different eras.

Evolutionary Art – Students will learn about different art movements going back to the early 1900s. These art movements will include Expressionism, Cubism, Abstract, Surrealism, Harlem Renaissance, Pop Art, Photorealism, and Contemporary.

Groove Room – Students will learn about different music and dances from the early 1900s. This will include jazz, swing dance, salsa, disco, hip hop, Zumba, and viral dances of today! 

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