11Students in the 2021 KITS group sit on the floor

Kids in Transition to School (KITS) summer programming underway

It’s summertime, which means KITS is underway the Bethel School District.

Now in its 10th year in Bethel, KITS, or Kids in Transition to School, helps incoming kindergartners get a jump-start on school over the summer. Students learn how to follow directions, maintain respectful boundaries, share with other children and just be in a classroom, among other behaviors. Students also receive a morning snack and are sent home with a lunch.

There’s a parent component, too. While students work to learn their pre-kindergarten readiness skills, their parents meet weekly to better support their children’s development.

The free program takes place at Prairie Mountain K-8 school but it open to all Bethel students who will enter kindergarten in the fall. Both morning and afternoon sessions are offered throughout the summer months and there’s plenty of space for more students to join this year.

Interested in learning more or signing up? Head to our KITS page.