Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten is your child’s gateway into school readiness. This initiative was created in cooperation with the Oldham County Schools, Oldham County Public Library, and other community organizations as a way to help prepare children for lifelong success at an early age.

Every child in Oldham County who will be entering Kindergarten in fall 2014 is eligible for this free program! Participants will receive a free t-shirt that is their ticket to fun events this summer. These events are geared specifically to build excitement for school and to introduce children to their peers. Registration starts May 31st. Participants can register at any time throughout the summer at any Oldham County Public Library.

Special Kick-off Party just for Kindergarteners featuring Mr. Magic!

Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm, Main Library Start the summer off fun with this special party just for beginning kindergarteners and their family. Wear your t-shirt, enjoy the comedy and magic of Mr. Magic, and meet other kindergarteners!

Closing Party, July 30th, 6:30pm, Main Library

More details coming soon!

Special Kindergarten Readiness Classes

Thursdays, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library
These are classes for families to learn together skills that will help make a child’s educational career a success from the earliest point! Each week, we’ll focus on a different topic and learn specific skills from a trained professional from the community. For the first 40 minutes,  parents attend an educational program while children participate in fun activities in the Children's Activity room. Then, families come together for a chance to practice what they've learned.

All classes are held at the Main Library in LaGrange, 308 Yager Ave.
Childcare provided for children ages 3 years and older, Registration required.

June 18th, 6:30-7:30pm: Kindergarden Readiness Starts Early
Kindergarten children are expected to perform a lot of tasks independently, at home and especially at school. They are expected to eat independently and clean up after themselves. It is important that children develop these habits early on, at home, in order to transition smoothly from home to kindergarten. Come learn fun ways to help your child learn the simple tasks &  skills their teacher needs them to be able to do independently when they get to school. Presented by Rural KIPDA Early Childhood Council.
June 25th, 6:30-7:30pm: Sensory Skills
What is your child's learning style? How can you use different techniques and experiences to engage all your child's senses? Learn about this and more from occupational therapists.
July 9th, 6:30-7:30pm: How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Brain food is important! Get advice on packing nutritional lunches to help keep your child energized throughout the day.
July 16th, 6:30-7:30pm: Math Literacy Skills
New studies show that math is key to learning language skills and early literacy! Hear about these studies, and how you can start teaching your child basic math skills.
July 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm: Make Your Child a Millionaire!
The are 5 easy steps you can take to help make your child a millionaire in their lifetime! We'll share those steps with you as well as activities to help put them in practice.