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Discovery Place KIDS launches Countdown to Kindergarten
Free event helps families prepare for their childís first big school experience
 
Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:50 pm
by Staff Reports

Discovery Place KIDS is helping young learners get ready for their first big day of school with “Countdown to Kindergarten,” a free community-wide program for rising kindergarteners and their families.

Focusing on kindergarten readiness and the celebration of a child’s entrance into formal education, Countdown to Kindergarten will be held at Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham on August 8 and at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville on August 15, from 5 – 8 p.m.  

Countdown to Kindergarten features free Museum admission as community partners offer skill-building activities and information that children and parents will need in preparation for their first day of school.

“Children who are ready to learn and are better prepared for kindergarten have a greater opportunity for success,” said Discovery Place KIDS Senior Site Director, Barrett Long. “We want families to feel their children are equipped for their first big day in education by providing early childhood and skill-readiness programs. By partnering with the local community, together we are supporting families as they prepare for this signature day in their children’s lives.”

During the Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville’s event on August 15, soon-to-be kindergartners and their families will be able to visit a mock classroom and meet kindergarten teachers, learn about fire safety with a real fire truck, explore school safety with the police, get ready to read with story time and much more.

Each Museum will close at 3 p.m. on the day of its event for preparations and then will open the doors again at 5 p.m. for Countdown to Kindergarten activities. Countdown to Kindergarten is a free community event. For more information, visit discoveryplacekids.org or call (704) 372-6261 x 300. 

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