Preschool Summer Quest

Preschool Summer Quest 2018

Our teachers will lead your child on an exploration of STEM or art, discovering new and exciting concepts along the way! Move over summer school, MVNU Summer Quests are here!

Cost: $40 per quest

Space is limited to 22 participants per quest session for Polar and Safari Quests and 24 participants per quest session for the Blast Off to Kindergarten Quests.

Families with children who attend the Esther Jetter Preschool are permitted to register for Polar Quest, Safari Quest, Blast-Off to Kindergarten I, and Blast-Off to Kindergarten II before registration is opened to the public. We encourage families interested in these quests to register as soon as possible when public registration opens. Children placed on a waiting list will be moved into the quest as space becomes available according to the initial registration timestamp.

Age groups are determined by the preschool class your child will be entering in fall of 2018. If your child is going to participate in a 3-year-old or 4-year-old class, please enroll your child in one or both of our quests for ages 3–4. If your child will be entering kindergarten in fall of 2018, please enroll your child in one or both of our Blast off to Kindergarten sessions.

The location of each quest is listed in the descriptions. We have developed a partnership with the Knox County Career Center and one of our quests for children ages 3-5 will be held next door at the KCCC campus. The rest of the quests will be held at MVNU in the Clarence and Jennie Moore building.

More Questions? Contact Amy Dubusky 740-397-9000 ext. 3455 summerquest@mvnu.edu.

Quests for Preschoolers
Polar Quest (Ages 3–4)
(This quest is for children ages 3 and 4 years old that are attending preschool in the Fall 2018. Students must be toilet trained to attend this quest.)
Registration closed (25/22)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:15–11:45 a.m.)
Location: Esther Jetter Preschool Room, Clarence and Jennie Moore Building, MVNU Campus

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the snowy and frozen north and south poles? What kind of animals do you think you would see there? Come find out during Polar Quest this summer. We will study the animals that live in the polar regions, learn animal songs and fingerplays, and make fun polar animal crafts. Join us for a week full of hands-on learning and frozen fun!

Habitat Adventure Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2018.)
Registration closed (23/22)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building - 2nd Floor, MVNU Campus

Have you ever wondered what kind of animals live in the jungle? Do you want to know how plants and animals survive in the desert? What is it like to live in the rainforest? In Habitat Adventure Quest we will study jungle, desert, rainforest, and arctic habitats, learn about the plants and animals that live there, and have loads of fun in the process. Join us for a week of hands-on learning and educational games that will bring habitats to life!

Safari Quest (Ages 3–4)
(This quest is for children ages 3 and 4 years old that are attending preschool in the Fall 2018. Students must be toilet trained to attend this quest.)
Registration closed (25/22)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:15–11:45 a.m.)
Location: Esther Jetter Preschool Room, Clarence and Jennie Moore Building, MVNU Campus

Have you ever wanted to go on a safari? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to visit Africa and observe animals in their natural habitat? What kind of animals do you think you would see there? We will study animals that live in the grasslands and rainforests of Africa, learn safari songs and fingerplays, and read safari adventure books. Join us for a week full of hands-on learning during Safari Quest!

Astronomy Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2018.)
Registration closed (25/22)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building - 2nd Floor, MVNU Campus

Do you ever wish you could be an astronaut? Do you wish you could see an asteroid up close or create your own constellation? Do you wonder why Pluto is no longer considered a planet? If you want to take an adventure that is OUT OF THIS WORLD, you will want to join us for Astronomy Quest! We will learn about the planets, the sun, the moon, and the stars through experiments, hands-on activities, reading, songs, and games. We will even make and launch our own rockets! Sign up to be lost in space!

Blast off to Kindergarten, Session 1 (PreK)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in 2018.)
Registration closed (26/24)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Esther Jetter Preschool Room, Clarence and Jennie Moore Building, MVNU Campus

Is your child ready to blast off to kindergarten? This summer we will practice school-readiness skills essential for those entering kindergarten in the fall. Children will participate in hands-on learning activities designed to help build math, literacy, writing, science, and social skills. The content of each week is different and children can attend one or both sessions as they prepare to blast off to kindergarten!

Nature’s Music Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2018.)
Registration closed (14/22)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building - 2nd Floor, MVNU Campus

Have you ever wondered how frogs croak or how bees buzz? Have you ever wondered why a robin or a blue jay sings? Join us as we explore these strange and beautiful sounds, the music of nature. We’ll learn about insects, birds, frogs, and fish, and sharpen our senses through songs, movement, simple instruments, and outdoor play.

Under the Sea Quest (Ages 3–5)
(This quest is for children 3, 4, & 5 years old that are attending preschool in the Fall 2018. Students must be toilet trained to attend this quest.)
Registration closed (22/22)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (9:15 a.m.–11:45 p.m.)
Location: This quest is held at the Knox County Career Center (KCCC) Preschool at 306 Martinsburg Road.*

Have you ever wanted to take a trip under the sea? What kind of plants and animals do you think you would see? Join us for a quest Under the Sea to discover the plants, animals, and habitats found in our oceans. We will learn ocean songs and fingerplays, read books about the animals and plants found in the ocean. Join us for a week full of hands-on learning in Under the Sea Quest.

Blast off to Kindergarten, Session 2 (PreK)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in 2018.)
Registration closed (26/24)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Esther Jetter Preschool Room, Clarence and Jennie Moore Building, MVNU Campus

Is your child ready to blast off to kindergarten? This summer we will practice school-readiness skills essential for those entering kindergarten in the fall. Children will participate in hands-on learning activities designed to help build math, literacy, writing, science, and social skills. The content of each week is different and children can attend one or both sessions as they prepare to blast off to kindergarten!