Countdown to Kindergarten
Is a school transition strategy designed to successfully bridge at-risk students into the K-12 school environment. Certified kindergarten teachers make six home visits to families/students during the summer prior to the student beginning kindergarten. During the home visit, children and families are introduced to actual materials used in kindergarten classrooms, and are given a Kindergarten Transition Toolkit to keep. The program targets families of children most likely to experience early school failure.