Parkside-area children ages 4-5 with a caregiver
KRE is primarily focused on partnering with families in the Parkside, Belmont, and Mantua communities. Caregivers are an important part of this program, and must remain with their child during the session. Caregivers will be asked to complete surveys and reflections.
A 4-part series of 90-minute play-based experiences at PTM
Each session introduces children to what their days as a kindergarten student will feel like, look like, and sound like. Activities align with state standards for early childhood education and support socio-emotional development.
The program runs for 2 weeks, twice a week.
We are currently enrolling families for our 2023 program. Choose a set of dates below:
- July 22, 23, 29 & 30
- August 2, 3, 9 & 10
- August 5, 6, 12 & 13
- August 16, 17, 23 & 24
- August 19, 20, 26 & 27
What to Expect
Each child will receive resources, including a keepsake journal, to help prepare them to transition to kindergarten. We’ll also:
- Practice school routines
- Learn in a group setting
- Introduce the idea of “homework”
- Practice kindergarten readiness skills like reading and writing
- Learn to navigate the social aspects of kindergarten and interact well with others
- … and more!
The Kindergarten Readiness Program at Please Touch Museum is made possible by generous support from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™ and The William Penn Foundation.