Ocean Adventures Summer Program
Together with Richmond Public Schools, the Partnership for Families, and Communities in Schools, ExCELL Program will expand the unique and effective summer program, “Ocean Adventures.”
The program supports school readiness and successful transition to kindergarten for children with a focus on early language and literacy skill development and parent engagement. Each week, “Ocean Adventures” will feature a different ocean-related topic, using storybooks with engaging learning activities that promote vocabulary and comprehension skills.
Weekly family literacy events and field trips will engage and support parents in providing enhanced learning opportunities at home and in the local community. A unique feature of the five-week program is the co-teaching team of a kindergarten teacher and preschool teacher to support a successful transition to kindergarten.
The Ocean Adventures program gives children an intensive dose of language and literary instruction and provides them with opportunities to become familiar with kindergarten routines.
For information about "Ocean Adventures," contact RPS’s Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Office (804-780-7795) or the ExCELL Office (804-827-2658).
Click here to apply for this summer's Ocean Adventures program.