The popular summer Children’s College Program  at John Wood Community College will take place in the month of June to offer children new and fun ways to learn hobbies or explore future careers. The program is offered on a weekly basis with Monday through Thursday sessions offered from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on JWCC’s Quincy campus. Classes ranging from acting and cooking to science and sewing are available for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade.

New courses this year include state-of-the-art Black Rocket Productions digital arts courses for students completing third through sixth grades, a green technology course presented by JWCC faculty and several media classes with Staradio personnel. Student s interested in their future career may also enjoy an emergency services class, Vet for a Week, or other field of interest classes.

JWCC’s Children’s College follows an all-day format to accommodate working parents’ schedules.  However, students are not required to attend all day.  If preferred, they may choose to attend only one or two classes either in the morning or afternoon.

Four different sessions are offered over the course of the summer.  Session one runs from June 4-7; session two will take place from June 11-14; session three runs from June 18-21 and the final session will be offered from June 25-28.

During each session a hot breakfast and morning care will be offered from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. for $20 per week.  Following breakfast students may choose two classes that will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.   A hot lunch will be offered from 12:20 to 1 p.m. at a cost of $20 per week.  (Students may also bring their own lunch for no additional charge).  Students can then register for an additional class from 1 to 2:50 p.m.  Afternoon care will be available from 2:50 to 5:15 p.m. at a rate of $20 per week.  Families purchasing breakfast/morning care, lunch and afternoon care can pay $50 per week at a savings of $10.

Cost for classes range between $55 and $175 with topics including Lil’Legos Engineering, Soccer 101, Pots of Clay, Civil War Adventures, Junior Journalists and more.  Taught by educational professionals and community members, students may choose from over 75 different options of classes upon registration.

Space is available for interested students. More information can be obtained from JWCC’s Community Education Office at 217.641.4941.   A registration form and detailed listing of classes, camps and fees may be found on-line at