Helping children feel ready for their first day of Kindergarten
Teachers start Countdown to Kindergarten by visiting eligible families at home, one-on-one, for five sessions during the summer. Then as the first day of school gets closer, the teacher welcomes child and family to the classroom for a visit before school begins.
This free program helps children and parents understand what happens at kindergarten and how to be ready for the changes that going to kindergarten every day will bring to the family. It’s also designed to help children feel comfortable about this new experience.