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.
ABOUT CONNECTIKIDS SUMMER PROGRAM: ConnectiKids Summer program is offered free of cost to Hartford and surrounding town students in grades 2-8 on a first come first served basis, the maximum number of students served during our summer month will be 80-100 in person. ConnectiKids helps our schools reinforce and reward students for attending summer school to get the support they need to be on or as close to grade level for the upcoming school year. We also provide students access to a full day of in-person or virtual equitable hands-on programming to keep them engaged.
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. This year’s theme is “Culture and Legacy!”