• Countdown to Kindergarten


  • About Countdown to Kindergarten:


    The Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K) program provides opportunities for children to practice vital Kindergarten readiness skills through learning activities. This is a free program provided by the Anchorage School District. At each C2K event, learning activities are provided for children from 3-5 years of age. The event begins with a short song and story, then the learning activities are open for play! The whole family is welcome to join!


    At each event, there is a staff member from the Anchorage Public Library as well as the Countdown to Kindergarten staff who are available at the activity stations and are happy to answer any and all questions about Kindergarten!


    If you have any questions about Kindergarten or the upcoming events, email Emily Robinson at Robinson_Emily@asdk12.org.







    1. Passport to Kindergarten
    2. 10 Ways to Get Ready for Kindergarten Handout
    3. Check out our Countdown to Kindergarten Event Resources tab (on the left) for fun at-home learning activities!



    2023-24 Countdown to Kindergarten

    Event Schedule


    Saturday, March 30th @ Mountain View Library

    11:00 am-12:15 pm


    Saturday, May 11th @ Loussac Library

    11:00 am-12:15 pm


    For more information about Countdown to Kindergarten, contact:

    Emily Robinson, robinson_emily@asdk12.org



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  • four March: Decide on Your Child's School

    Parents interested in having their child attend their neighborhood school do not need to sign up until school registration, held during the last week of July. Parents interested in having their child attend a school other than the neighborhood school must complete an online lottery application.



    three April: Attend Kindergarten Round-Up at Schools

    All schools will host a Kindergarten Round-Up for families in the spring. Come meet the school principal, staff, kindergarten teachers, and other families. Learn about school routines, expectations, and curriculum. Visit classrooms and tour the school. Check the ASD website in late March for specific dates and times for all Kindergarten Round-Ups.



    two May-June: Explore Kindergarten Resources

    Visit your child’s school playground over the summer so your child becomes familiar with the school site. Check out fun summer programs and activities in Anchorage for children. Think about what would be best for your child and family as you make this transition.  



    one July-August: Get Ready for School

    Visit Welcome to the ASD page for current information on enrollment, registration, school start times, bus routes, and important school updates. You can also download the ASD mobile app to stay up to date. After enrollment look for information on Fall Kindergarten Orientation.


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    Welcome to Kindergarten





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