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 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 19th, 6:30-7:30pm: Play is Our Work!
Activities for parents, families to make learning fun! Learn about everyday activities with everyday materials that can be used to teach children skills needed to be successful in school and life. Presented by Carol Hughey, Oldham County Preschool.
June 26th, 6:30-7:30pm: Nutrition and Physical Activity
Kids today are facing growing up during an obesity epidemic. Learn what can be done to help promote a healthy lifestyle for kindergarten children, both through healthy eating habits and encouraging physical activity. Healthy habits now lay the foundation for the rest of a child’s life! Presented by the Oldham County Health Department.
July 10th, 6:30-7:30pm: What Can You do on the Way to Soccer Practice?
Environmental Print Reading
Environmental Print is everywhere– logos, signs, symbols, but isn’t often considered reading. However, recognizing environmental print in an everyday setting is fundamental to the process of learning to read. Learn how to encourage children to recognize media around them as a foundational step to reading success. Presented by Karen Bebelaar, Literacy Coach at Locust Grove Elementary and Jessica Kasten, Instructional Coordinator at Locust Grove Elementary.
July 17th, 6:30-7:30pm: I Know We Have Senses, But What are Sensory Skills?
Children learn to organize their environment through their senses and then uses this information to perform daily activities. This class will provide activities to reinforce learning while encouraging sensory exploration and motor experiences. Presented by Mary Beth Herberg, Occupational Therapist, Oldham County Preschool.
July 24th, 6:30-7:30pm: Kindergarten Prep: I Can Help Myself!
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.