Clinton Path Summer Program for 3, 4 and 5 year old Children in Brookline, MA

Our Summer Program

Clinton Path Preschool’s Summer Program is uniquely tailored to the needs and interests of young children three to five years old. Children need not be part of the regular school year program to sign up for the Summer Program.  We welcome all families!

Our play based Summer Program explores the science of raising butterflies, yoga, music, math, and multiple languages.  Part of our day is spent outdoors where we expand our learning through nature exploration. Through the power of play and naturally incorporating the Mulitple Intelligences Theory into the program, students have fun while learning through music, math, nature, language, art & dramatic play.

Our wonderful student to teacher ratio never exceeds 6:1; we accommodate up to 17 children per day and have at least 3 staff members on hand as well as alumni volunteers.

Enrollment Details

The first day of this year’s summer program is Monday June 25th, 2018.  The summer session runs for 9 weeks, 5 days per week, ending August 24th, 2018. The regular day begins at 8:30am and ends at 12:30pm. We offer an optional extended day program until 3:00pm.

No other summer program in Brookline offers the degree of flexibility as Clinton Path Preschool.  We have a two week minimum, but you may enroll your child up to all nine weeks of the summer program. The two weeks do not need to be consecutive.  To ensure that children acclimate to the program, they must be enrolled for 5 days their first week.  For the second week (or any additional week), children must be enrolled for at least 3 days per week.

Parents have the option of signing up their children to join our extended day program for one or more days each week. Extended day hours are 12:30 to 3:00pm and includes lunch  time (lunch must be brought from home), small group activities, and rest time. Our extended day program is very flexible, making it an easy and attractive option for parents.  You can sign your child up for extended day in advance, or with space permitting, you can sign up as late as the morning of.

Summer Tuition

Tuition rates for the 2018 Summer Program are as follows:

Registered by May 18th:
Full day (8:30 - 12:30) ...... $60
Extended day (12:30 - 3:00) .. $35
Registered after May 18th:
Full day (8:30 - 12:30) ...... $65
Extended day (12:30 - 3:00) .. $35
Sibling Discount:
Full day (8:30 - 12:30) ...... $55
Extended day (12:30 - 3:00) .. $30
*Siblings must be enrolled on the same day to receive discount

A $250 non-refundable deposit is due with your enrollment form. The balance of your tuition is due by the start of the summer program but is welcomed at the time you pay your deposit.  The cost of any additional days or weeks that you sign up for is due upon sign up.


“Thank you for filling S’s summer with funny stories, beautiful music, shady outdoor time, and veggies fresh from the garden.  We are so grateful for the warmth and skill of all the teachers. See you again soon!  We Love Clinton Path!”

– Erica K., an Early Childhood expert at




A Glimpse Into Our Day

8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome. Multiple Guided Discovery activities in the classrooms for the children to explore.
9:00 – 9:15 am Morning Meeting followed by a bathroom break
9:15 – 11:15 am Exploration and Outdoor Play – we provide a picnic snack outdoors (weather permitting)
11:15 – 11:30 am Story Time
11:30 – 12:15 pm Guided Discovery
12:15 – 12:30 pm Music Time – we learn many songs in the course of the summer, accompanied by one of our teachers on the guitar or the ukulele.
12:30 pm Pick Up. Please feel free to join us for lunch from 12:30-1pm.
Extended Day
12:30 – 12:45 pm Proprioception Games
12:45 – 1:15 pm Lunch with the Teachers
1:15 – 1:45 pm Music, Math and Language Play
1:45 – 2:30 pm Rest Time
2:30 – 3:00pm Music, Math and Language Play
3:00 pm Extended Day Pickup


What to Bring

  • Bathing Suit (will get wet!)
  • School Shoes (for walking and playing in the water)
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (please apply prior to school)
  • Change of Clothes
  • Lunch (if your child is staying for extended day or if you want to eat at the school with your child – Please remember that we are a peanut, tree nut, and sesame free school!


*Although Clinton Path is a cooperative preschool, we do not require parents to perform co-op jobs during the summer program.

CLICK HERE to access the application for the Clinton Path Summer Program 2018

If you have questions about our Summer Program, please email