will give 90 children, who are considered “at risk” for Kindergarten based upon their DIAL score, a chance to develop confidence and awareness of school routines and expectations. Over the three-week camp, children will also develop a positive attitude towards starting kindergarten and see that school is fun. Children will learn their ABC’s (and sounds) as well as other skills like math and healthful living.
Notes from parents
- “My son and daughter have both attended kinder camp at Shady Grove. Both of my children loved going to camp. It helped them to be familiar with the classroom, meeting new friends, and enjoyed the activities. My daughter (who is now 7) still talks about kinder camp and how much fun she had. Kinder camp was very good for my son because he was having a hard time moving up to kindergarten. Mrs. Godbey and Mrs. Cheek went the extra mile in helping him to feel comfortable in the classroom. I can’t say enough good things about kinder camp…very impressed with the program as a whole.”
- “My daughter is a very shy child and needs to know ahead of time what to expect. Otherwise new experiences are frightening to her…more so than with a typical child her age. Kinder camp helped her to get acquainted with the school and know what to expect ahead of time. I think kinder camp made all the difference for her. I am so glad this was offered to her, and I hope it’s available 4 years from now for my next daughter.”