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Summer Discovery Program

Summer is a special time for children and families. Lifesteps' Early Education Centers in Butler and Beaver provide a structured program for summer activities to help children grow and develop in a fun and focused environment. Each year offers new and exciting experiences, centered around a weekly or summer-long theme. Summer Discovery Program helps learning become a continuous process for a young child. Our Summer Discovery Program also offers a needed respite for parents and caregivers, giving them time for their own activities.

This Year's Theme is STEAM

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Week 1: Science – Experiments help children develop basic science skills like observing what is happening, using words to describe what they notice, and repeating the action to compare results. Questioning and posing answers are skills used every day in the classroom.

Week 2: Technology – When you hear the word technology, you might think of computers and smartphones, but in the preschool curriculum, technology refers to using tools and developing fine and gross motor skills. Tools can help children develop eye-hand coordination and strengthen their hand and finger muscles for writing, typing, and drawing.

Week 3: Engineering – Playing with blocks and other building materials develops math and science skills, helping children learn about gravity, balance, shapes, and problem solving.

The Arts – The Arts will be woven throughout each of the weeks of program as each child’s creativity is expressed through design, creative planning, dramatic play, and performance.

Week 4: Mathematics - Sorting and counting are great ways to develop logic and learn basic math skills. Through play with blocks, colors, and shapes children begin to learn concepts such as classification and ordering.


Registration for fall programs begins in March. Tour our facility today to see first-hand our commitment to your child’s future. For more information on Lifesteps Early Education Centers, Summer Discovery Program, or to arrange a tour, contact us today.

Beaver Program Center

The Summer Discovery Program at our Beaver Program Center runs from mid-June through early August. Programs are offered 3,4 and 5 days per week.

Butler Program Center

The Summer Discovery Program at our Butler Program Center is offered 5 days a week for 4 weeks. Children are encouraged to participate in one, two or all 4 weeks. 

2015-16 Program Satisfaction Survey

95% of parents/caregivers said the likelihood of recommending Lifesteps Early Education Centers to others was Excellent-Good.