Friday, July 31, 2015

Getting a Jump on Kindergarten

The first day of school, particularly when it's your child's FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVER, can take some getting used to.

But thanks to a new, free program being offered through the Pottstown School District, parents can get some help smoothing out the butterflies. 

PEAK's Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program runs from Aug. 10-21.

The state-funded program is designed to take away your child’s kindergarten jitters and get a jump start on transitioning into the new school year.

Reasons for considering the Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program include:

• Introduction to Kindergarten routines and structure
• Get into the body rhythms of school before the school year
• Fosters independence and responsibility

Whether your child has been to PreK or not, the summer readiness teachers will help make the new experience of entering school fun.

To participate in SKRP, your child must be entering a Pottstown School District Kindergarten and the family income cannot exceed 300% of federal poverty level (for a family of four, yearly income cannot exceed $72,750).

Contact the following PEAK sites to register your child:
  • KinderCare Learning Center 610-326-0554
  • Pottstown YMCA 610-323-7300
  • YWCA Tri-County Area 610-323-1888
  • Montgomery Early Learning Centers 610-326-3819
  • Pottstown School District Pre-K Counts 610-970-6655
Or contact the PEAK Coordinator at 610-970-6655

Also, parents of children entering a Pottstown School District kindergarten this fall should know that registration is now done online at 

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