Welcome to Counting Down to Kindergarten!
Program is currently unavailable due to COVID-19
Welcome to our Counting Down to Kindergarten program. This Schuylerville Public Library program is dedicated to helping our young children reach all their academic potential by offering a free preschool atmosphere here at the library. This class meets twice a week and requires registration (check out this blog). The program is conducted by Susan Meyer, a former kindergarten teacher.
This program features the academic and social skills your child will need prior to entering Kindergarten. Each week’s activities are based upon a theme. The program has a set routine: First, there is a circle time where stories are read, songs are sung, and literacy and math concepts are learned. Circle time ends with instructions for learning stations, which change every week. Then the children and their adults are free to explore the various stations. The stations also follow the theme, and each station focuses on developing various preschool level skills. Some of these skills are: early literacy, name recognition, letter recognition, counting, number recognition, name, letter, and number writing, playing cooperatively, taking turns, exploring through the senses, fine motor skills, and art exploration.
Parents/caregivers are required to remain with their children throughout the program. It is not a drop-off. We expect that adults will assist their child in learning stations and sit with them during circle time until the child is able to follow directions and participate appropriately on their own.
This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5. You are welcome to register if your child will turn 3 prior to September of the school year. Siblings are also welcome to attend as long as caregivers are available to assist the child registered in the program. You can register in person at the library. When you register, you will hear from us through email you as we get closer to a new session beginning.
To inquire about availability: click here >>>check availability<<< (a staff member will respond within three weeks before a new session)