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Ready for Kindergarten

FREE CLASSES for parents, caregivers (Keene and Surry residents) and child care providers of children birth to age five.

Each 90-minute class focuses on eight or nine age-appropriate activities that parents can enjoy at home with their child.  Parents will receive tools, such as free toys, games, puzzles, books, music and rhymes that guide children in their learning journey

Classes for each age group meet 3 times a year and focus on the following topics:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Math and Reasoning
  • Social and Emotional

ORIENTATION

There will be a one-time orientation for parents new to the program before the first class.

 

LENGTH OF CLASSES

Each age-appropriate class meets on three Monday evenings during the year. Classes begin at 6 pm, and are approximately 90 minutes long.  We work hard to be as prompt as possible and appreciate when you are on time, since we know that everyone has a busy day. Sometimes, we have a community partner as a guest. If this will lengthen the class, we will alert you to this.

 

LOCATION OF CLASSES

*Classes are usually held at Keene Community Education in the Jonathan Daniels School Building at 227 Maple Avenue. Participants should park at the far end of the parking lot (closest to the playground adjacent to Tanglewood Park) and enter through the door labeled: B2  

*All Fall, 2020 classes will be remote. Registered participants will receive invitations to join meetings via Zoom.

 

 

AGE GROUPS

Classes for parents of each age group are based on the year your child enters kindergarten. If your child will enter kindergarten in:

  • 2025, (and will reach the age of 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2025) you will attend classes for birth-1 year olds
  • 2024, (and will reach the age of 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2024) you will attend classes for 1-2 year olds
  • 2023, (and will reach the age of 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2023) you will attend classes for 2-3 year olds
  • 2022, (and will reach the age of 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2022) you will attend classes for 3-4 year olds
  • 2021, (and will reach the age of 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2021) you will attend classes for 4-5 year olds