LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Applications are now being accepted for the United Way's Kindergarten Countdown Camp.
K-camp allows incoming kindergarteners with little to no preschool experience make a smooth transition into school.
The camp will take place this summer. The program provides bus transportation and a meal is served to children each day.
It is taught by licensed teachers and offered at Lafayette and Tippecanoe School Corporation schools, free of charge.
Janell Uerkwitz, principal of Murdock Elementary, said the most important thing parents can do to prepare their children for school is to expose them to other children.
"Getting those social skills out of the way so that they're prepared to learn," Uerkwitz said. "Of course we like the academic parts too, but really to learn how to get along with other kids in a social setting is the most critical."
Interested parents can sign up for K-Camp at TSC's round up date, which is April 11th.
For LSC, parents will need to contact the school they will attend for more information, or they may also contact the United Way at
765-742-9077 ext. 233.