Spring 2021 session is currently underway virtually, with closed registration
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 normally meets twice a week and requires registration. The program is conducted by Holly Wright and Emilly Falge Sargent.
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 typical 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 3.5 to 5. Siblings are also welcome to attend as long as caregivers are available to assist the child registered in the program.
Registration begins a few weeks prior to a new session beginning. By filling out the form below, you can be informed when a new session is opening.
To inquire about availability: please fill out this form
(a staff member will respond within three weeks before a new session)
Virtual and Hybrid Counting Down
Counting Down has gone virtual! We have already begun our first ever virtual session, and are proud to say it has been going fantastic.
Every week children have access to both a recorded video and then a live Zoom session to learn those Kindergarten skills! Children are provided with packets with many fun and easy activities to play with and explore at home. Videos and Zoom sessions utilize these packets to give kids the full Counting Down experience!
As Summer approaches, we will be offering another session. Our Summer 2021 session will be a hybrid approach. Children will have access to our recorded videos, monthly packets, and also be invited to come outside with us once a week for a fun, and safe circle time. This new outdoor circle time will be in place of our Zoom session that we are currently providing for registered participants.
Please see the form above to inquire about availability and be added to our mailing list for when the next session opens for registration.
Miss Holly and Miss Emilly
Virtual Counting Down Links for registered participants:
Week 9 Bonus Video