Child Mind Institute Summer Program
Children between the ages of 5 to 10 years old who need help with behavioral, learning and social issues are invited to attend the Child Mind Institute Summer Program. Children participating in the program will benefit from a higher level of support and expertise from their counselors as they work on goals including:
• Developing and maintaining positive peer relationships
• Improving emotional awareness and regulation
• Maintaining academic progress
HOW TO ENROLL
All applications will be reviewed within five business days to determine the next steps in the admissions process. Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.
Complete your application: https://childmind.org/our-care/summer-program-application/
Each child will have an individualized set of goals based on his or her needs. There is one counselor for every two children, allowing our counselors to provide frequent feedback and real-time interventions in order to facilitate behavior change. If your child is currently seeing a mental health professional, we will ask for your permission to speak with that clinician.
The Child Mind Institute Summer Program staff includes teachers who are experienced in working with students who have learning and attentional issues. Before the program begins we will ask for your permission to contact your child’s current teachers to learn more about your child. Child Mind Institute Summer Program teachers will help children maintain academic progress to prevent lag, and contribute to an end-of-program report card.
Children will have the opportunity for live practice in a supportive group environment as they work on age-appropriate social skills such as:
• Problem-solving and flexible thinking
• Learning to play on a team
• Engaging in structured recreational activities with peers (i.e., soccer, basketball, softball)
• Interacting appropriately with adults
We offer weekly on-site parent training groups on Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am. These groups focus on helping families learn strategies to reinforce progress at home and continue making gains after the program has ended. Grandparents, babysitters, nannies and other caregivers are invited to participate in the training groups. Program counselors will provide parents with feedback on their child’s progress at the end of each day.
Parents are also encouraged to sign up for a parent-teacher conference held at the end of the program. This 10-minute conference is held by a teacher and clinician and provides a snapshot of each child’s experience in the program. Parents will also receive an end-of-program report card which can be shared with the child’s teachers and team of professionals.
Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Churchill School and Center is the campus location for the Child Mind Institute's 2018 Summer Program