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Ages 3 - 5 | Chautauqua Children’s School is a developmental preschool located at the corner of Hurst and Pratt avenues and operates six classrooms 9 a.m.–noon, Monday through Friday. Each classroom is staffed with four leaders, including certified teachers, college-age early childhood majors, and high school students.

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Age 6 or First Grade | This special full-day program (9 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m.) is held Monday through Friday and utilizes the Children’s School and Sheldon Hall of Education facilities and schedule in the morning and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club facilities and schedule in the afternoon. It is intended as a transition between these two programs and includes active play, art activities, swimming and waterfront programs and special events. The children receive an orientation to both facilities during the first morning.

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Second - Tenth Grades | Located at the south end of the grounds on the lakefront, this day camp provides a diverse program that includes field activities, swimming (instructional and free swim), canoeing, kayaking, sailing, nature, crafts, individual and team sports, music and experiences in the arts. As available, Club offers opportunities in science, dance, opera and outdoor education.