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College for Kids

June 18-22, 2018

Welcome to the KSU at Tuscarawas College for Kids 2018 program!

You are going to be amazed at what you can learn at College for Kids!

College for Kids 2018 Brochure and Registration Form

Register Online

Programming for Grades 1-3 and 4-6

We have added some great new programs such as Mrs. Brannon from Garaway Schools, teaching Web Design with the NEW Google Sites and Rocking Out With Science with Steven Miller from Eurydice Studios in Canton.

Buckeye Ninja Warrior is another new class that is based on a popular television show and will be tons of fun for both age groups. Mr. Crim from Performance Academies in Columbus is bringing all of his obstacles and putting you to the test!  Mrs. Miles from Claymont Schools and KSU at Tuscarawas will be teaching Movie Maker where you will learn to make and edit your own digital movies and cartoons and take them home with you on a flash drive.  

In the Emergency Room you will learn how to work as a medical team and save lives with Mrs. Morgan from KSU at Tuscarawas.  Then you can Get Wild With Nature with Mrs. Freeland from Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation.  This class will be held at the Historic Schoenbrunn Village and you will learn about the different creatures that live in and around the water, meadows and woods. Your student will need to have a signed transportation waiver for this course.

Splatter & Drip! All of you Picasso's can learn several different mediums and create your masterpieces with Mrs. O'Hara from Claymont Schools.  Ms. Miller from Canton City Schools is going to make you a Super Scientist! 

Jr. Chefs is popular and Mrs. Miller from Newcomerstown Schools will show you how to make dishes from different countries.  If you come to  Life in 1772 Historic Schoenbrunn Village you can live from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm like our ancestors did in the 18th century.

Jumbie Jammin' will teach you how to play a steel drum and by the end of this class Mr. Phillips from New Philadelphia Schools will have you playing songs like a pro!  Makerspace Magic is a class where you can let your imagination create all kinds of things with Mrs. Bronkar from the KSU at Tuscarawas Academic Learning Commons.

Finally Mrs. Maculaitis is coming back to teach us all about the Mexican culture, customs and traditions in Hola Amigitos

Qualifications for Age Groups

Participating students will be from grades 1-3 and 4-6. Eligible students for grades 1-3 will have completed Kindergarten and going into 1st grade or are going into 3rd grade or have completed the 3rd grade.  Eligible students for grades 4-6 will have completed 3rd grade and going into 4th grade or are going into or have completed the 6th grade.

Special Program for Grades 6-8

Safe Sitter®

Founded in 1980, Safe Sitter® is a national nonprofit organization devoted to preparing young teens with the life and safety skills they need when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Safe Sitter® teaches young teens how to practice important safety skills, how to handle emergencies and how to treat illnesses and injuries.  Additionally, this class teaches American Heart Association CPR and how to help an infant or child who is choking. Students will learn how to entertain children of different ages so all the little ones are occupied.  Students will also learn important business skills, like how to screen jobs, set a wage and work with employers.

Each student will receive their own Safe Sitter® kit and certification.

Safe Sitter® is for grades 6-8. These students will have completed 5th grade and are going into 6th grade, or are going into or have completed the 8th grade. 


Registering online is the most efficient way to register your student and be assured he/she will have the best opportunity to get the classes they most want to attend!  You can also complete the College for Kids Schedule and mail or drop off at our office at KSU at Tuscarawas, Business and Community Services in the Science and Advanced Technology Center.  Mailed in and dropped off applications are registered in the order they are submitted.

Students who receive free or reduced lunches may apply for a Scholarship to attend CFK. Parents/guardians must complete College for Kids Schedule and mail in or drop off at Business and Community Services. Scholarships are limited and are awarded on a "first come, first served" basis.

If you are registering for "Living in 1772: Historic Schoenbrunn Village", Get Wild With Nature be sure to complete the Transportation Waiver below.

Online registrations are not valid until the CFK Transportation Waiver and/or CFK Medical/Permission Form are submitted to

Parents/Guardian information letter will be sent via email if it has been provided or US Mail June 11th, and will also be posted on this webpage.

Drop off and pick up:

Monday Only Check in and Meet and Greet in Founder's Hall Lobby at 9:15 am and 12:15 pm

Morning only and all day students will check in at 9:15 am Monday, in the lobby of Founder's Hall and have a brief student/parent/teacher/staff "Meet and Greet" in the Founder's Hall Auditorium. Parent/guardians will go with your student and teacher to their morning classroom and sign your student in. For students only taking a morning class, parents will pick up their student in their classroom and sign him/her out each day. For the remainder of the week you will take your student directly to his/her classroom.

Afternoon only students will check in at 12:15 pm Monday, in the lobby of Founder's Hall and there will be a brief student/parent/teacher/staff "Meet and Greet" in the Founder's Hall Auditorium. Parents or guardians will go with your student and teacher to their afternoon classroom and sign your student in. You will also pick your student up in the same classroom and sign him/her out each day. For the remainder of the week you will take your student directly to his/her classroom.

All day students: Parents do not need to come to the afternoon check in or for the afternoon "Meet and Greet".  KSU Staff will monitor your student for the lunch hour from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. We will escort your student to his/her afternoon class and sign them in. At 2:30 pm you will pick your student up at his/her afternoon classroom and sign them out each day. For the remainder of the week you will take your student directly to his/her morning classroom.


All students staying for both the AM and PM sessions will bring their own lunch with a beverage. They will be signed out of their morning class by CFK Staff and taken to the Student Union in Founder's Hall for lunch. If time and weather allows we may go out to the lawn for  fresh air.  Students will then be escorted to their afternoon class and signed in. 

T Shirt Day

Please be sure to circle your students t-shirt size on your paper form.
T Shirts are distributed on Thursday and we request the students wear them on Friday for group pictures.

Scholarships for attending College for Kids 2018

CFK students will be awarded a $100 scholarship toward credit hours to attend college level classes at Kent State University at Tuscarawas upon graduation from high school.  This scholarship cannot be used to attend College for Kids or non credit classes.  CFK students will receive a scholarship certificate upon completion of College for Kids 2018. Please see guidelines below:

  • Limit $500 over 5 years
  • Limited scholarship-must be in degree status
  • No cash value
  • Must present original certificate to redeem 
  • Bearer document-no replacements
  • Redeemable only at Kent State University at Tuscarawas
  • Not transferrable

Kent State University at Tuscarawas reserves the right to cancel any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen reasons. In the event a program is canceled, the University is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses.