Early Steps Learning Center is offering an exciting day camp for the Summer of 2024: The Amazing Race!

Registration is now OPEN!  Just complete our interest form and we will call you back to walk you through our easy registration process.

Our team has put much thought, energy and enthusiasm into planning an amazing summer for our Campers.  You’ll find the highlights below.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions at 440-944-2223.

Special Features: The Amazing Race Competitions (inspired by the hit TV show) and American Sign Language are the highlights of our program. In the Amazing Race, children will form teams, taking on challenges and roadblocks in a thrilling race. Campers will participate in structured games and events that foster healthy competition. Competitions provide valuable feedback for evaluating behavioral, psychological, and social outcomes, creating a dynamic learning environment for children to enhance physical skills and personal growth.

Competition and play go hand in hand for children. Play serves as an ideal platform for learning essential social skills. The excitement of competition fuels learning, as children are fully engaged. The competitive environment nurtures the development of skills, encouraging children to always strive for their best. It cultivates cooperation, creativity, and emotional control in a stimulating setting.



Introduction Weeks and Two (June 3rd-June 14th)

  • Week One and Two are an introduction to the program and study of Engineering. Our passionate teachers are enthusiastic about the possibilities that will result as our campers study the building structures. Campers will embrace the theme of hands-on learning, where every moment is packed with excitement. We provide all the necessary materials to ignite the imagination of your little adventurer. Each activity is thoughtfully designed, ensuring easy to follow instructions, and evert project is carefully crafted to impact new skills in a way that entertains and exhilarates. Our mission extends beyond the program’s duration. By inspiring a lifelong interest in science, we empower your child to unleash their creativity and create something truly amazing. Join us on this transformative journey, where education and enjoyment go hand in hand!

Weeks Three and Four (June 17th-June 28th)

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) STEAM for young children falls under the umbrella of inquiry instruction. Inquiry instruction encourages active hands-on experiences that support building understanding and vocabulary, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and reflection. We will facilitate inquiry experiences by creating opportunities for children to learn about the world through STEAM lenses and by asking high-quality, open-ended questions. Inquiry practices provide young children with opportunities to approach problems in new and authentic ways. Some of our field trips will include: the Cleveland Science Museum, Amphitheater, and Cleveland Aquarium. 

Weeks Five and Six (July 1st-July 12th)

  • Weeks Five and Six: Foodology (the study of food, nutrition, and how to read and make certain recipes.) During these two weeks, students will explore food, nutrition, recipe comprehension, and preparation. The theme will be Math, teaching children the art of precise ingredient measurement. This theme will incorporate valuable lessons on selecting healthier snacks, comprehending the concept of a four-course dinner, and practicing proper table manners. Exciting field trips are planned to Fresh Thyme Market, Patterson Fruit Farm, and Youth Chef Academy to enhance the learning experience. 

Weeks Seven and Eight (July 15th-July 26st)

  • Weeks Seven and Eight: The Arts – Children learn a lot more from graphic sources now more than in the past. It’s important for children to know more about the world, than just what they can learn through text and numbers. Using art can teach children how to interpret, criticize, use visual information, and how to make choices based on it. Inventiveness: When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives. This theme is packed with fun art projects, painting, drawing, acting, singing, and writing songs. Kids can learn a lot from making art, and how it can be a lot of fun to create something new. The children will have an opportunity to explore Trip to Art it Yourself, intricate Tie Dying, and even bi-monthly Tai Chi, a form of internal art.

ESLC Themes Rotation For Summer Camp

Weeks Nine (July 29th-August 9th)

  • Weeks Nine and Ten: Music – Tik Tok, a study of various music genres, song making (Google Chrome Lab). Students will be able to show their talents through music rather it be dancing, singing, etc. 
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