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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Tykes (5-6)

A day in the Tykes program includes easy-going educational activities, recreation, and visits to places of interest at Cornell and in Ithaca. Lunch and kid-friendly snacks are provided.

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  • Resident Tykes participate in youth activities from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and also take part in supervised evening activities between 6:30 p.m. and bedtime. They reside adjacent to parents in housing on North Campus or with parents at the Hilton Homewood Suites. See Housing for details.
  • Commuter Tykes attend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Program

It Comes from Planet Earth
Inquiring minds will keep busy with presentations and projects—observing, collecting, and even analyzing the natural phenomena from outdoors. While learning about plants, volcanoes, fossils, rocks, ocean, rain, and sky, Tykes also will get out and play, make crafts, and explore Ithaca’s kid-friendly museums, gardens, and learning centers.
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Tykes: It Comes from Planet Earth
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
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Tykes: It Comes from Planet Earth
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
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Tykes: It Comes from Planet Earth
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
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Tykes: It Comes from Planet Earth
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
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Youth program fees

The weekly residential program fee (per youngster, per week) covers tuition, housing, seventeen meals, and all morning, afternoon, and evening activities. It does not cover special instructional fees for some youth courses, as noted in the course listings. Children (other than teens) in on-campus programs reside adjacent to parents in Court/Kay Hall or with parents at the Hilton Homewood Suites.

ProgramResidential
rate
Reduced
rate*
Commuter
rate**
Tykes$990$890$455

*Reduced rates apply to the second and all additional children (after the first, oldest child) accompanying a registered adult in residence on campus.

**The weekly commuter rate for Li'l Bears, Tykes, Explorers, Big Reds, and Junior Cornellians includes the full program (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), lunches, and snacks. The Commuter Teen rate includes the full program (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), lunches, snacks, and dinners.