Preparing for Summer

February 27, 2020 Anna Shults

Summer vacation is still a few months off, but it’s never too early to start preparing for Summer after your child leaves school. There are a number of options for how your child can spend their Summer in Alexandria. Check out some of these ideas!

Continue your child’s education: No matter how you end up spending your Summer, always make sure you’re still practicing some of the skills that your child learned throughout the school year. Here are some tips:

Practice writing their first and last name every day in a notebook

Count and write the numbers 1-15

Read a book every day

Play with puzzles and blocks

Alexandria Recreation: The City of Alexandria offers a variety of summer activities, camps, classes, and free special events throughout the summer. They also have parks and pools that you can access on sunny warm days. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or visit the Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St) for more information – fee assistance is available!

Public Libraries: Public libraries offer lots of free weekly events and story time for kids. Getting a library card is completely free, all you need is an ID and proof of residency in Alexandria. Visit alexlibraryva.org/kids to find the location nearest you.

Smithsonian Museums: Visit the free Smithsonian museums in DC including the zoo, the Museum of Natural History, African American History Museum, American History Museum and more! You can get to the museums via the blue, silver, and orange metro lines.

Private Camps: There are many private camps in the area. Although they do charge a fee, some scholarships are available. If you’re interested, contact Estefani, Mary, or Rebecca for more information at (703) 836-0214

CFNC Summer Program: We have limited space available for our summer program at our West End and East End locations. Stay tuned for prices and dates. Registration will begin March 18.

Questions? Contact us at (703) 836-0214!