Provides school readiness to prepare incoming kindergartners who did not have the opportunity to attend preschool
Run in classrooms on an elementary school site each summer, KinderCamp students participate in a variety of learning opportunities focused on increasing skills in math, literacy, social interactions, problem-solving and cause/effect. Every day a child attends, the child returns home with a brand-new book. Children also receive a healthy lunch, participate in a weekly Kids Farmer’s Market and receive hygiene education.
KinderCamp mobilizes several community partners who share United Way’s dedication to helping children excel in school:
- Woodland Joint Unified School District provides three classrooms and helps recruit students.
- Yolo County YMCA leads the day-to-day program in the classroom.
- Empower Yolo offers onsite classes to parents/caregivers to gain skills to support their child’s development.
- Yolo County Office of Education administers individual developmental assessments.
- Yolo Food Bank offers Kid’s Farmers Market to KinderCamp and the entire summer school site.
- CommuniCare Health Center gives lessons on oral health and provides dental screenings and referrals.
- The City of Woodland provides 20 books per child and police officers provide safety awareness.
- Community members participate by helping in the classroom and reading with the students.
Robert and I were both so nervous for him to start kindergarten. KinderCamp gave him the chance to be in a real classroom right here at Freeman Elementary School.