LINK Summer

LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) Summer at the Village Learning Place is an educational and creative program offering lessons in writing, reading, and math plus enrichment workshops and weekly field trips! This full-day program is for current pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students (rising K to rising 7th graders). The program runs 5 days per week, Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-4:00pm.

LINK Summer is designed to prevent summer learning loss and to inspire creativity. Monday through Thursday mornings, PreK-2nd grade students participate in Letter Parade, a fun and engaging reading program, and in Number Playground, an intensive math exploration program that highlights math relevance, strategy, and success. Students in 3rd-6th grade participate in classes that incorporate KidsLit curriculum for literacy instruction and Afterschool Math Plus curriculum.

In order to meet students’ individual needs and interests, students will choose 2 or 3 enrichment classes in which to participate. These enrichment workshops are offered for one-hour sessions for two days each week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Past enrichments have included urban gardening in the VLP’s learning garden, Science Hypothesis Testing, computer coding, circuits, dance, intensive art and drama classes, book-making workshops, and more. Fridays are reserved for field trips to local nature centers, museums, and our nation’s capital. All students receive free breakfast and lunch through the Baltimore City Summer Food Program.

To download our PowerPoint presentation from the June 6–7 Family orientation, click here.

Field trip permission slips can be downloaded here.

Pre-Registration Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 29 ~ Pre-registration for Priority Students
  • Wednesday, April 5 ~ Pre-registration for returning LINK students
  • Wednesday, April 12 ~ Pre-registration opens for new students

Click here for open enrollment. Please note, because it is open enrollment, students will likely be placed on the waitlist.

LINK Summer Before & After Care

The VLP offers a fee-for-service Before & After Care program for students in Pre-K through 6th grades.

Cost for Before & After Care Options:

  • Before Care only (8am-9am)  ~  $30/week
  • After Care only (4pm-6pm)  ~  $60/week
  • Before & After Care (8am-9am & 4pm-6pm)  ~  $75/week

The Village Learning Place (VLP) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.