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DATE: Feb. 6, 2004

Child Center to hold open house for summer programs

DEARBORN---The Early Learning and Child Development Center on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Room 1031 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Annex Building, located south of UM-Dearborn's former Student Services Building, reached via the campus's Fair Lane Drive west of Evergreen Road.

The open house is an opportunity for parents to learn about the center's toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs, as well as special summer camps scheduled for July and August. The UM-Dearborn center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The center will host two activity camps this summer for children entering kindergarten through age 7.

A "Campus Adventures" camp will be held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 12-July 23. Children will experience two weeks of hands-on adventures centered around various departments on the UM-Dearborn campus, including pond study in the Natural Areas and trail walks near the Environmental Interpretive Center, plus visits to the Wellness Center, Mardigian Library, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery and the campus TV studio.

An "Around the World with Literature" camp will be held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 26 through August 6. Children will explore multicultural activities, including Chinese blow painting, baking and tasting bread from different countries, and reading African and Native American folktales.

Parents will be able to view a presentation of the camps on the childrens' last day.
Cost is $325 per child per camp. For more information, call the Child Development Center at (313) 593-5424.

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