• Countdown to Kindergarten


  • About Countdown to Kindergarten:


    The Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K) program provides opportunities for children to practice vital Kindergarten readiness skills through learning activities. This is a free program provided by the ڶ School District. At each C2K event, learning activities are provided for children from 3-5 years of age. The event begins with a short song and story, then the learning activities are open for play! The whole family is welcome to join!


    At each event, there is a staff member from the ڶ Public Library as well as the Countdown to Kindergarten staff who are available at the activity stations and are happy to answer any and all questions about Kindergarten!


    If you have any questions about Kindergarten or the upcoming events, email Emily Robinson at Robinson_Emily@asdk12.org.







    1. 10 Ways to Get Ready for Kindergarten Handout
    2. Check out our Countdown to Kindergarten Event Resources tab (on the left) for fun at-home learning activities!



    2023-24 Countdown to Kindergarten

    Event Schedule




    P2L staff is providing outdoor activities, and will be available to foster connections between children in attendance. 

    No registration required/drop-in style; the whole family is welcome!

    Held at David Green Playground

    3681 MacInnes Street, ڶ, AK, 99508

    10:00 am-11:15 am

    Tuesday and Thursday

    May 2024 Dates: 5/14, 5/16, 5/21, 5/23, 5/28, 5/30

    June 2024 Dates: 6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13, 6/18, 6/20, 6/25, 6/27



    Kindergarten Readiness Summer Playgroup

    The Play to Learn Playgroup program is sponsoring a FREE Kindergarten Readiness Program for the month of June!  

    Who is it for? 

    This program is for families with children who are entering Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year.

    What is it?

    A parent/caregiver accompanies their child to a preschool classroom equipped with a Preschool Teacher, a Kindergarten Teacher, and a Family Education Specialist. The parent/caregiver enjoys a chance to connect with other caregivers while learning about child development all while their child is learning and playing with two early education specialists. Siblings are welcome!

    When is it?

    Playgroups will be held every Tuesday and Thursday of June from 

    9:00 am-11:00 am at Klatt Elementary School.

    Dates of the program:

    6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13, 6/18, 6/20, 6/25, 6/27.




    For more information about Countdown to Kindergarten, contact:

    Emily Robinson, robinson_emily@asdk12.org



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  • four March: Decide on Your Child's School

    Parents interested in having their child attend their neighborhood school do not need to sign up until school registration, held during the last week of July. Parents interested in having their child attend a school other than the neighborhood school must complete an online lottery application.



    three April: Attend Kindergarten Round-Up at Schools

    All schools will host a Kindergarten Round-Up for families in the spring. Come meet the school principal, staff, kindergarten teachers, and other families. Learn about school routines, expectations, and curriculum. Visit classrooms and tour the school. Check the ASD website in late March for specific dates and times for all Kindergarten Round-Ups.



    two May-June: Explore Kindergarten Resources

    Visit your child’s school playground over the summer so your child becomes familiar with the school site. Check out fun summer programs and activities in ڶ for children. Think about what would be best for your child and family as you make this transition.  



    one July-August: Get Ready for School

    Visit Welcome to the ASD page for current information on enrollment, registration, school start times, bus routes, and important school updates. You can also download the ASD mobile app to stay up to date. After enrollment look for information on Fall Kindergarten Orientation.


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