Birth to School Program
Welcome! Birth to School (BtS) is a CPCSC program designed to support parents/caregivers and their children birth-5 who live in our school district. We hope you will join us this year for FREE early learning opportunities!
Birth to School is available to all CPCSC families with children ages 0-5 years, prior to attending Kindergarten. We offer a variety of classes and events (with morning, afternoon, and evening times) for families to attend and participate in together. All lessons and activities are intentionally created to be hands-on and interactive, following Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations.
Our Kindergarten Readiness (KR) program is specifically created to be developmentally appropriate for children who will attend kindergarten the following school year and is available to all families who reside in the boundaries of any CPCSC elementary school. Enrollment in BtS is required for all KR participants.
Little Learners: (formerly “Baby/Mini”) 45-60 minute sessions for children 0-5 years with suggested developmental age ranges (Baby 0-17m; Toddler 18-35m, Preschool 3-5 years). These classes include whole-group storytime, circle time, and music & movement; and independent exploratory play where parents/caregivers and children visit and participate in a variety of learning stations together. Learning focus, themes and activities change monthly.
Milestones Matter: (formerly “Caregiver Cafe”) This 60-minute session focuses on parents/caregivers, and children 0-5 years are welcome to attend and interact with their peers. Parents/caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents/caregivers and receive information on a variety of child development topics. Refreshments are served. Themes and discussion topics change monthly and community partners or guest speakers frequently attend.
Learn Through Play: A family fun night, open-house style evening event for children 0-5 years along with parents/caregivers- this extended time (120 minutes) allows families to “come when you can; leave when you need to” and participate in developmentally appropriate & thematic activities stations, which provide a variety of hands-on learning experiences through play. School-aged siblings are welcome to attend, too! Themes and activities change monthly.
Imaginarium: Much like Learn Through Play, Imaginarium allows families to “come when you can; leave when you need to”, but during school day hours. Imaginarium features a variety of learning stations for discovery play and sensory exploration for children 0-5 years to visit at their own place, alongside their parents/caregivers. Themes and activities change monthly.
- Kindergarten Readiness: A series of classes for 4-5 year old children entering kindergarten the following year, alongside parents/caregivers. Each session includes fun learning activities in various subjects to assist families prepare for kindergarten and meet future classmates. Two KR classes with two different lessons are held monthly, and each KR class has multiple days/times available. Enrollment in Birth to School is required!
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To find out if you qualify or to refer someone to the infant safe sleep program call Carol at 219.736.4955 x108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.