SUMMER CAMP TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR SUMMER "These kinds of programs are extremely helpful and necessary for our children." - Summer Camp Parent Our 2020 Summer Camp In response to the school district’s shut-down of the 2019-2020 academic year from the coronavirus, the Center for Creative Education launched and successfully ran a 10-week summer arts and academic camp for 46 children going into 1st through 4th grades. Our staff of Florida-certified teachers and Teaching Artists developed lessons in math, science, and literacy that were aligned with district learning goals. Our instructional focus incorporated creative arts as a driving force, inspiring students to achieve deep levels of learning and overall confidence. "Here they still want to teach you, but they make it fun." - Summer Camp Student Safety First Our detailed plan of procedures followed all COVID19 appropriate guidelines recommended by the CDC that included masks for all, taking temperatures twice a day, maintaining separate cohorts of children, and repeated cleaning. Our class sizes were no larger than ten students. This not only allowed for increased safety, but also ensured that our students benefitted from daily small group and individualized one-on-one academic instruction. Outcomes 97% of our students increased their reading skills by one or more reading levels, and 83% met two or more individualized math goals by the end of our summer program. We are proud to have helped each child to make up for two months of lost learning in a safe, structured summer program that included yoga classes, recess, fresh meals, snacks, and morning meetings for building community.