8/5/16 – 5:03 A.M.
Area educators have been spending their summer working to make sure kids don’t suffer from “brain drain.” The Courier reports summer camps and child care centers have made education a big part of their curriculum over the past two months.
Anne Whitmer is an office assistant at Something Special Learning Center in Findlay. She says the kids there have been active this summer using their brains instead of “just taking a break.” Reading, journaling, science projects, and field trips have all been part of the summer time activities.
Annie Hayes is the assistant director at the Child Development Center at the Findlay YMCA. She says learning activities do focus on fun this time of the year. She adds school age children go on several field trips when they are out of the classroom for the summer.
Monica Logan is the vice president of programs and systems quality at the National Summer Learning Association. She tells the newspaper day care centers can play a large role in preventing a summer time learning slide. She says it’s important for kids to stay active and engaged.
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