School of Education

Arcadia Community Learning Center

Summer 2022 Reading Program


Program Dates: Monday, June 27 - Thursday, July 21, 2022
Meeting Times: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location:  Arcadia University Taylor Hall (3rd floor)
Program Fee: $125 and is due at time of application   (discount available if enrolling more than one family member/sibling)
Application deadline: May 16, 2022

How to Enroll in Arcadia University's Summer Reading Program


Complete an online application for EACH child you wish to enroll


Make payment to reserve space in the program

  • Full payment is required at the time of application
    • 1 Child: $125, 2 Children: $225, 3 Children: $325
  • Send check or money order payable to ACLC
  • Pay online with credit card using PayPal button
  • Payment must be received to reserve your child's space in the program
ACLC Program Payment


Mail checks and money orders to:

Arcadia Community Learning Center
Summer Reading Program
Taylor Hall Room 200
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038


Once your application and deposit are received, you will receive an email confirmation for your child's space in the program.

About the Summer Reading Program by Arcadia Community Learning Center

Designed for students to become more competent and confident readers. Taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors in their final stage of a master's degree as a Reading Specialist K-12. Arcadia's master's Reading Programs are nationally accredited by International Dyslexia Association and Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI). Supervision of the program is provided by university professors who are PA certified Reading Specialists K-12.

Comprehensive Literacy Program

Instruction focuses on all literacy skills including: phonemic and word analysis; vocabulary; fluency; comprehension and writing. Instructional approaches include Wilson/Fundations materials used for word analysis skills. These skills are taught through engaging, interactive activities to improve comprehension and learning specific strategies related to deeper understanding of text. Strategies are applied in reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials. Thematic units at each grade level encourage excitement as children read, write and engage in projects.


All children enrolled are assessed using informal reading and writing assessments to identify their strengths and needs in various literacy skills. Ongoing progress monitoring allows children to receive instruction targeted to their specific areas of need.


Parents are involved in the progress of their child throughout the program. Parents receive a written report to reflect the initial literacy assessment, their child's portfolio highlighting their work from the program and a final summary report showing student's growth. Families join a planned celebration on the final day of the program. The celebration showcases the children’s program learning experiences and projects.

Program Cost

The four-week summer session is $125.00.  (family/sibling discount available)