The Early Kindergarten Transition Program (EKT) is a part of Kindergarten Counts. These are 2-3 week free summer programs for children AND their parents/caregivers entering kindergarten at those particular schools.
Two Core components
The EKT program is based around two core components:
- Class Time for Children
- Family Engagement Activities
During class time children meet teachers, make new friends, and get familiar with kindergarten skills, routines, and expectations.
Parents/Caregivers participate in group engagement and other activities to learn about kindergarten and the school, ways to support learning at home, and meet school staff and other parents.
- Increase parental involvement in their child's learning
- Reduce chronic absenteeism in kindergarten
- Promote children's success in school
Summer 2015 Program Locations
Example EKT Application Forms
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