Our next session will begin in October 2021 with limited spots. Register here!
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 prior to a new session beginning. By filling out the form below, you can be informed when a new session is opening. We typically offer a winter/spring session that occurs between February and May, a summer session that occurs from July to August, and a fall session that occurs between October and December.
To inquire about availability: please fill out this form
(a staff member will respond within three weeks before a new session)
Previous Virtual and Hybrid Sessions of Counting Down to Kindergarten
During the Spring and Summer of 2021 we conducted both a virtual and hybrid session. Children were provided with learning packets, instructions, and videos. You can find the materials for this curriculum below.
Miss Holly and Miss Emilly
Virtual Counting Down Links:
Winter/Spring 2021 Week 9-12 Guide
Winter/Spring 2021 Week 13-15 Guide