Vacation Week Program

December Vacation Week

For Children 3 through 6 years old!

Our unique vacation week program for children ages 3 through 6 at the South Shore Natural Science Center is a partnership between experienced Nature Center Preschool teachers and knowledgeable Science Center Naturalists!  Teachers and Naturalists combine their talents to facilitate children’s discovery of the small animals and habitats in their own backyard.

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“Habitats All Around Us!”

Through outdoor exploration, art, and more, children will discover how animals and people live in their habitats as winter approaches. What makes Massachusetts the perfect place to live for our local wildlife? Find out when we explore the place that we all call home! Please dress appropriately to go outside.


Tuesday, December 27th       Flying South for Winter

Wednesday, December 28th  Preparing Cozy Underground Homes

Thursday, December 29th     Brrr!! Fur Keeps Me Warm!

Friday, December 30th     ZZZZZ…See You In The Spring!

  • All sessions are 9-12:30; please send your child to the program with a peanut/nut free snack and lunch and appropriate dress for indoor /outdoor exploration!
  • Extended day! 12:30-2:30pm

To register, Contact Melissa Kurkoski, Senior Lead Teacher at mkurkoski@ssymca.org or

Diane Thureson, Preschool Director, at dthureson@ssymca.org 

 Fees:

  • $35/day members  $40/day non members
  • Extended day! 12:30-2:30pm additional $20

In addition to the registration, enrollment forms are required prior to children attending the vacation week program.  These include:

  • Enrollment form
  • Emergency Consent Form
  • Transportation Plan
  • Developmental form

If your child has a chronic health condition or life-threatening allergy, the following forms are also required, signed by a physician and parent/guardian.

  • Individual Health Care Plan
  • Medication Consent

Click here to download forms.