Kindergarten...Here I Come | Week 1 Update
The Kindergarten Transition
Welcome. We hope you are excited as we begin our Summer Parent Club , our newly redesigned virtual-only 8-week summer program for children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall. The summer before your child enters kindergarten is a very important one. We will be sharing weekly videos, informational packets, and new Parent Chat opportunities via Facebook Live! every Thursday. We hope you find this information to be most useful as you prepare your children for the "transition-to-kindergarten!"

In this email, you will find all Week 1 custom-designed content:

We encourage you to watch this week's video and submit your questions in advance of our Parent Chat via Facebook Live! on Thursday, June 11 @ 6 PM. Submit questions to Questions@elcpalmbeach.org .

You'll also find below a reminder about an incredible opportunity to participate in a national program (that will loan you a computer for the summer) below.

READY, SET, GO!
Let's work together to help your child soar into Kindergarten!
Weekly Activities For You & Your Child
Each week we will share a packet of activities. It will be shared via email automatically. To do the activities, the packet will need to be printed.

We can even mail them to you!! If you'd like a learning activity packet mailed to your home, please click the link below to share your mailing address.

AMAZING PROGRAM ALERT!!!
Welcome to Waterford UPSTART: Summer Learning Path!

Parents-- this is huge! In addition to ELCPBC Kindergarten Transition Program that you are participating in, you have the opportunity to take part in a free award winning program with Waterford UPSTART.

Waterford UPSTART is a school-readiness program that teaches preschool-aged children the skills they need to be ready for school, including basic reading, math, science, and social-emotional learning.

In response to the educational interruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve arranged to offer free summer access to our award-winning school readiness program in select states: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, and Texas.

***They will loan you a computer to use for the summer***

There are only a few hundred spots in Florida. Please sign up today.
Coming Next Week! Stay Tuned.
WEEK 2 | Fine Motor Skills & Learning Activities
Fine motor skill activities involve manual ability and often require coordinating movements of the hands and fingers with the eyes; this is called hand-eye coordination.

In Kindergarten, students will expand their fine motor skills. Focusing on these smaller movements helps your child with future skills like using scissors, writing their name, and/or drawing pictures.