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Summer learning and fun on a shoestring

Summer is a great time for rest and rejuvenation after a long school year, but after a short time the kiddos are bored and parents have to get creative. Learning opportunities are all around, if you know where to look.

Our friends at Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC) have written a blog full of creative ideas and suggestions on how to locate and create summer learning experiences on a budget. 

Below is an excerpt: 

Many parents worry that the summer break from school will mean weeks of lost opportunities to learn.  Worse yet, they fear that their child may actually lose skills that they have worked so hard to develop.   Some parents will enroll their child in some sort of academic program, which may or may not be disguised as a "camp."  Other parents would like to do this, but lack the financial resources to make it happen.  The quick tip for this last group of parents is to ask about financial assistance or scholarships that might make a big difference. 

ECAC is a Regional Parent Technical Assistance Center and the Parent Training and Information Center in North Carolina serving families of children with disabilities, their teachers, and other professionals.

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