A morning-only summer program at the Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School.

InchwormWhat is Inchworm?

Inchworm is a morning-only summer program at the Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School.

Who is eligible to attend Inchworm?

Children who will be entering the Threes or Fours classes, as well as children entering kindergarten in September 2018, are eligible.  Please note:  Your child must turn three years old by December 31, 2018 in order to attend Inchworm.  No exceptions will be made.

What are the program days and hours?

Inchworm is a four-day-a-week program—Mondays through Thursdays.  There is no class on Fridays.  The day begins at 9:15 a.m. with staggered dismissal at 11:45 a.m. for the youngest children (2s and 3s) and 12:00 noon for the older children (4s and 5s).

When is Inchworm in session for Summer 2018?

Week 1:  June 25 – June 28

Week 2:  July 2– July 5 (July 4th holiday)

Week 3:  July 9 – July 12

Week 4:  July 16 – July19

Week 5:  July 23 – July 26

Week 6:  July 30– August 2

How are the children placed into groups at Inchworm?

Children are placed into one of two groups at Inchworm.  Generally, the two and three-year-old children are in one group and the four and five-year-old children are in another class.  Each class is limited to 18 children per week.

Who is the staff at Inchworm?

The director of the Inchworm program is Ms. Melissa DiCostanzo who is also our director at SCCNS.  We are also fortunate that Ms. Michele, Ms. Lauren, Ms. Krista and Ms. Cynthia will be returning this summer as our head teachers.  Each group is staffed with two adults who are professionally certificated teachers.  We also have several high school student volunteer counselors-in-training who assist us during the summer.

What is the typical Inchworm day like?

Each day at Inchworm includes indoor play, arts and crafts, stories, games and snack.  In addition, there is a special activity every day, such as visits with the Nature of Things, music with Ms. Gigi, and gym activities with Jeannine Palermo.  There is also outdoor playground and sprinkler play, whenever the weather permits.

Each week at Inchworm features a different theme, such as pirates, camping, gardening, and sports.  The daily activities and crafts will be geared toward that week’s theme.

What is the tuition?

Tuition is $210.00 per week.

How many weeks am I required to register for?

There is a three-week minimum registration requirement.  The three weeks that are registered do not have to be consecutive.

Can I delete or swap weeks for a refund once I have registered and paid for Inchworm?

No.  Inchworm does not provide refunds.  Once you have registered for Inchworm and selected certain weeks, you cannot later delete, swap, or change weeks for a refund.  We begin planning, staffing, and purchasing supplies during the school year in order to prepare for our summer program.  Our preparations are based directly on the enrollment information provided during registration.

Because of our no refund policy, please be certain to register for weeks that you know your child will be able to attend.

Can I add additional weeks once I have registered?

Yes.  Before or during the summer, you may enroll your child for additional weeks of Inchworm.  However, because there is a limit of 18 children per class per week, we may not be able to accommodate your child additional weeks if we are already full.

When can I register for Summer 2018?

Current SCCNS families may begin registering on February 1, 2018 until February 12, 2018.  After February 12, 2018, Inchworm registration is open to the public.

If my child attends SCCNS, do I still need to submit a medical record for Inchworm registration?

No.  If a current updated medical record is on file with SCCNS, then you do not need to submit one for Inchworm.  However, the forms are only valid for one year.  If your child’s birthday falls in the spring or summer, you will need to submit an updated form to us.

Where can I get additional information?

Please feel free to contact Lindsay Califano, Vice Chair of the SCCNS Board, at lindsaycalifano@gmail.com, or speak to Melissa DiCostanzo Director of Inchworm, at school sccnschool@gmail.com (914-723-2440).

2018 Inchworm Summer Program Application Form