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Kindergarten Kickstart Info Session

An invitation from the amazing Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Come to an info session for Kindergarten Kickstart! Kindergarten Kickstart is an innovative five-week, full-day summer pre-K program for children who could use extra preschool experience before beginning kindergarten at Middletown elementary schools. The program, a partnership between Wesleyan, Middletown Public Schools, and the North End Action Team, is developed and taught by Wesleyan students in collaboration with Prof. Shusterman in Psychology.
The info session will be held Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 PM in Judd 113. Information about the program and application process will be provided. Pizza will be served!

Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Judd Hall, rm. 113

Summer Volunteers Wanted for Kindergarten Kickstart

Are you on campus this summer? If so, Stephanie Blumenstock ’16 wants your help for Kindergarten Kickstart:

“Kindergarten Kickstart is an innovative 5-week summer pre-K program aimed at helping kids achieve school readiness for kickstartkindergarten. Part of our program involves bringing in guest teachers to provide a one-time short lesson and/or lead the kids in a fun activity. Examples of activities include dancing, drumming, and yoga. If you have a talent, interest, or skill that you’d like to share, we’d love to have you come to our classes! You don’thave to be an expert at the skill; all that matters is your enthusiasm and that the activity is appropriate for 4 and 5 year-olds.  

Apply to Teach Kindergarten Kickstart


If the word “teach” is in the title, you can be sure what follows is from Resident Educationisto Andy Ribner ’14:

Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Apply to teach Kindergarten Kickstart!

This innovative, five-week summer pre-k program employs Wesleyan students to teach high-need students who need an extra boost before their kindergarten year. This year, we will have sites working with students going to Macdonough and Farm Hill.

For more information, see the application here, or feel free to contact Sydney Lewis ’14 (salewis@wes), Taylor Deloach ’13(tdeloach@wes), and Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner@wes).

Applications are due April 5!

Contact: kickstartct(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Application: Right over here.