Chrysalis offers summer day camp

Join us for a FUN-filled Summer in a Christian atmosphere!

Extended hours and flexible schedules make camp affordable & convenient for parents.

Campers may attend by the week or the month. (Ages 6 weeks to 12 years) YOU choose!

Special pricing for infants - 18 months.

FREE T-shirt with registration.

Each session offers a theme involving:

* Camp meetings                              * Fun reading program

* Bible stories                                    * Scientific explorations                         

* Creative arts & crafts                      * Waterslide for School-agers

* Water play                                       * Fun and Silly Camp Songs

* Gross motor activities                     * Edible designs and more

* Field Trips for School-agers           * Special activities by on-site guest


10 Sessions of action-packed FUN!


PRESCHOOL CAMP 

Session I:   May 30-June 2...Happy Campers                        Session VI:   July 3-7...Sparkles, Stars & Stripes

Session II:  June 5-9...VBS & Under the Big Top                    Session VII:  July 10-14...Buggin' Out

Session III: June 12-16...Rainbow Connection                        Session VIII: July 17-21...King of the Jungle

Session IV: June 19-23...Bake Off                                           Session IX:  July 24-28...Crazy Concoctions

Session V:  June 26-30...Snow Much Fun                              Session X:   July 31-August 4...Luau Party         


SCHOOL AGE CAMP 

Session I:   May 30-June 2...S'more Fun                                 Session VII:  July 10-14...Camp Hope & 

Session II:  June 5-9...VBS & Clown' Around                                                                    Social Bug

Session III: June 12-16...Splash of Color                                   Session VIII: July 17-21...Camp Hope & Rumble

Session IV: June 19-23...Camper Baking Championship                                                 in the Jungle

Session V:  June 26-30...Yo Snow                                            Session IX:  July 24-28...Camp Hope &

Session VI: July 3-7...Party in the USA                                                                                 Weird Science

                                                                                                    Session X:   July 31-August 4...Aloha!





                                 



overview

CHAPEL

Children age 2 through Pre-K attend weekly chapel in the Messiah Lutheran Church Sanctuary. Week after week, Chrysalis children will experience age appropriate lessons that are biblically solid, surprising, and have a high impact all week long. 


WEEKDAY EARLY EDUCATION

Provides developmentally appropriate activities for infants through Pre-K. Our program allows children to develop spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. The program provides learning opportunities in language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. Chrysalis also integrates concepts from the Rice Literacy and Culture Project which lays a strong foundation for reading and writing. 


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Infants through Pre-K experience unique introduction to musical expression and creative movement by attending Music and Movement classes. Each class is designed with a specific goal in mind. Through singing, instrumental exploration and games, children are given an appetite to love music in a playful manner. 


SPANISH CLASS

Chrysalis offers customized Spanish classes written by an acknowledged expert. Children are exposed to the Spanish language and culture through songs, music, games, and rhymes. This culturally rich journey is available for infants through Pre-K.


LIBRARY

Chrysalis promotes early literacy development. Our library is filled with books and hopefully will fulfill a lifelong love of the written word for all ages. Children have a scheduled day to check out library books and take them home in a special library bag. Our librarian organizes our books and may assist you in finding that special book.


COMPUTER CLASS

Computers are located in classrooms for children 2 years of age and older.

Computers are offered as a supplement to our curriculum and gives children the opportunity to experience technology in a fun way!


SIGN LANGUAGE

American Sign Language is presented to infants through Pre-K. Studies show that Sign language facilitates the development of linguistic , cognitive, and social-emotional skills in young children and improve educational outcomes for older children.


infants

Chrysalis utilizes the WEE Learn Curriculum written with NAEYC guidelines which

provides each child opportunities to develop at his/her own pace in the following:


Physical                                                                          Social/Emotional

- use many complex reflexes                                       - show alertness when talked to

- begin to reach toward objects                                   - smile broadly at others

- hold up their heads                                                  - begin to initiate social interchange

- sit without support                                                   - become quiet in unfamiliar settings

- roll over, crawl                                                         - make eye contact

- look for dropped toys                                                - are interested in other children



Mental                                                                               Spiritual

- use senses to learn                                                   - develop a sense of trust as needs are

- cry to signal pain or distress                                         met consistently
- recognize principal caregivers                                     - sense attitudes and expressions of love
- use vocal and non-vocal communication                      - learn to associate God's name with
- react differently to familiar and unfamiliar                      love and trust
- know and respond to name                                        - sense importance associated with

                                                                                 - may point to the Bible and pictures                                                                                          of Jesus



toddlers
Chrysalis utilizes the WEE Learn Curriculum written with NAEYC guidelines which provides each child opportunities to develop at his/her own pace in the following:

Physical                                                               Social/Emotional
- sit well in chairs                                                        - imitate household actions
- climb                                                                       - play simple games
- love to explore                                                         - can practice "taking turns"
- use markers on paper                                               - like to exert control
- carry objects from place to place                                - recognize others' emotions
- move constantly                                                      

Mental                                                                  Spiritual
- remember simple events                                            - begin to make simple choices
- begin to group familiar objects                                    - continue to grow in trust of adults
- use trial and error in learning                                      - begin to distinguish between
- can point to body parts                                                 acceptable and unacceptable behavior
- understand and use words for items                            - begin to recognize simple pictures of
- try to make themselves understood                               Jesus

 

Two's

Chrysalis utilizes the WEE Learn Curriculum written with NAEYC guidelines which provides each child opportunities to develop at his/her own pace in the following:


Physical                                                            Spiritual

- develop preference for right or left hand                  - can sing simple songs about God and

- stand on one foot and balance                                  Jesus

- jump on tiptoes                                                     - can say "thank you" to God

- walk between parallel lines                                     - can listen to Bible stories

- have better gross-motor coordination

- help undress self


Mental                                                               Social/Emotional

- use 5 to 300 words                                                 - take interest in family

- begin using sentences                                             - try to help

- identify self by gender                                             - initiate play with peers

- follow simple directions                                            - can be loving and affectionate

- match, compare, group, sort items                            - are responsive to others' moods

- enjoy repetition                                                       - use imagination

- begin using numbers                                                - strongly assert independence

- repeat songs

- know colors


three year old's

Chrysalis utilizes the WEE Learn Curriculum written with NAEYC guidelines which provides each child opportunities to develop at his/her own pace in the following:

Social/Emotional                                            Mental
- try to please adults; conform more often                 - use 300-1000 words
- begin to show some self-control                             - learn short songs
- take turns more readily                                          - display creativity and imagination
- like to hear own voice                                            - do one thing at a time
- respond to verbal guidance and enjoy                     - begin speaking in complete sentences
  encouragement                                                     - want to know what things are and
- play with others                                                           how they work
- have imaginary friends              

Physical                                                            Spiritual
- use large muscles                                                  - can identify some Bible characters/stories
- dress self fairly easily                                             - enjoy singing songs
- display some fine motor skills                                  - understand that God, Jesus, the Bible, 
- notice the differences in boys and girls                       and church are special
                                                                              - try to please adults
                                                                              - begin to understand consequences of
                                                                                behavior

Preschool

Chrysalis utilizes the WEE Learn Curriculum written with NAEYC guidelines which provides each child opportunities to develop at his/her own pace in the following:


Mental                                                             Physical
- remember name and address                                - show good large muscle coordination
- have increased attention span                               - develop a longer, leaner body
- can do two things at once                                     - develop fine motor control for cutting
- are imaginative                                                      with scissors, painting, and drawing
- show a curiosity about life cycle                             - walk backward
- understand time concepts better                            - need a high level of physical activity
- use 500-2000 words

Social/Emotional                                           Spiritual
- have total confidence in own abilities                     - like to retell Bible stories
- are bossy; show great independence                     - enjoy Bible-verse games
- tattle frequently                                                   - recognize that God and Jesus love people
- focus on cooperative play and take turns                  and help people in special ways
- like to be helpers if they initiate the idea                 - accept responsibility for helping people
- respond to reason, humor, and firmness                 - begin to develop a conscience




before & after school care


It is Enriching!


Our Before and/or After School enrichment program includes:

  • Elementary-aged children                             
  • Homework assistance
  • Enrichment programs offered
  • Family atmosphere
  • Bible stories
  • Snacks
  • Servicing:  Lamkin, Covenant Academy, Milsap, Robison, Sampson,                                       Farney, and Adams