For four weeks during the summer, Schuylerville Elementary School is hosting a Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program for incoming kindergarten students. The goal of the program is to transition children from home to school while exposing them to some of the expectations of a kindergarten classroom. Each week will focus on a different theme with various skills/concepts taught throughout.
The Kindergarten Readiness Program is limited in the number of students able to enroll; a set criteria was used in identifying students most appropriate. Criteria included academic readiness, behavioral readiness, social emotional needs, parent support, and a commitment to good attendance. 42 students are enrolled in the summer 2021 program.
“In preparation for kindergarten this September, our youngest learners are thriving in the classroom as they balance work and play in an in-person learning environment,” said Elementary Principal Rose Beckett. “The children are learning what it means to be a student, becoming acclimated to the elementary school, and being introduced to the routine of a school day. The program has been a tremendous success.”