Summer Early Focus - Orchard Gardens (Grades K0-2)*

The SEF curriculum is a comprehensive, 5 week integrated approach that combines the most current research on teaching and learning and supports the high standards for achievement put forth in the Common Core State Standards. Research shows that young children learn best from hands-on experiences in which they can interact with the world, ask questions, and seek answers to these questions. The curriculum approach supports children in engaging and applying the skills articulated in the Common Core State Standards necessary to be successful in the 21st Century, values each child as a learner, and allows each child to reach their highest potential. While EC will run a 5-week summer program, we also invite and encourage other schools and outside organizations to leverage our curriculum in their summer programs. .

Grades Served: 2021-2022 School Year Grades K0-2; 2022-2023 School Year Grades K1-3


Program Contact: Solange Marsan

Contact Email:

This program is part of a Summer 2022 Vision Site. It will offer:
1. Meals prepared onsite
2. Transportation will be offered to transportation-eligible students from a limited number of designated neighborhood "hub" stops. Some travel may be required. Buses will leave and return to "hub" stops only at their assigned times. Students who RSVP by the deadline will receive "hub" stop assignments by the end of June.
3. Extended Day: Transportation will not be offered for students who enroll in extended day programming. Parents/Guardians/Daycare providers are responsible for student pick up at the end of the extended day.

Hub Stops for all Summer Programs taking place at Orchard Gardens will be as follows:

Bus 1 - Oak Sq, Jackson Sq Station, Nubian Station
Bus 2 - Fields Corner Station, Bowdoin St @ Hancock St (Kane Sq), Dudley St @ Humphreys St
Bus 3 - Forest Hills Station, Grove Hall Branch Public Library, Dudley St @ Magazine St