Kindergarten Jump Start
Who: Incoming kindergarteners.
What: A free program where students participate in a variety of math, literacy and hands-on activities; learn school routines; and become familiar with their new surroundings.
When: A few weeks before the school year begins.
Where: All VPS elementary schools.
Why: Data shows that students who attend Jump Start are better prepared for kindergarten than children who do not participate. They also gain confidence, leadership skills and enthusiasm for school. Don’t miss this opportunity to give your child a successful transition to kindergarten!
Yes! Jump Start benefits all incoming VPS kindergarten students, including those who have attended preschool programs. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
Not only do Jump Start students begin the school year better prepared for kindergarten instruction, they also develop confidence and leadership skills. Good attendance habits developed during Jump Start can create a foundation for academic achievement throughout a child’s education.
Jump Start also gives parents a boost, too. Parents have opportunities to conference with their children’s teachers and learn about school procedures such as buses and lunch payments.
Transportation is not provided for Jump Start.