Registration is now open for Camp Ready4K, the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District’s kindergarten readiness camps serving incoming kindergarten students the summer before they start school.
At 10 locations across Louisville beginning July 5, incoming kindergarten students will receive instruction from early childhood instructors and teachers for six hours each weekday for four weeks. During the free camps, students are also provided with breakfast, lunch and bus transportation.
“Camp Ready4K focuses on the fundamental goal of preparing students for kindergarten,” said JCPS Director of Early Childhood Programs Rina Gratz. “We know that early childhood programs and kindergarten readiness camps have a direct, positive impact on our students, and that’s why it’s so important to get as many of our children as we can participating in early learning programs—especially during the summer months.”
According to state data, the percentage of JCPS students who were ready to start kindergarten jumped nearly 4 points last year. Additionally, for students who attended at least one day of kindergarten readiness camp, 73.8 percent were ready to start school.
Camp Ready4K will be held July 5 through July 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and applications must be completed by May 12 to be considered. Families can complete an application in person at the following locations:
For more information, families may call the Dawson Orman Education Center at 485-7121.