Kindergarten Countdown 2012

Helping students and parents make a successful transition to kindergarten.

Here’s How to Participate:

1. Get a FREE Kindergarten Countdown T-shirt and a FREEBOOK, for your child at any Louisville Free Public Library, starting June 1, 2012. *Child must be present. T-shirts are not available at events.

2. Your child wears the T-shirt with pride to Kindergarten Countdown events, and...

3. ...your child (plus one adult) GETS IN FREE!

Louisville Free Public Library (Main Branch)
301 York St.
July 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Help your child succeed in kindergarten by joining us for fun-filled stories and activities designed to prepare your child for school.

Calypso Cove, Northeast YMCA
9400 Mill Brook Road
Last Names A -L: June 21, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Last Names M-Z: June 28, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Enjoy the water park, enroll in the Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP), and pay no registration fee during the event! For this event only all immediate family members get in free. Rain date: July 12.

Walden Theatre
1123 Payne Street
June 29, July 13 & 26, A ugust 3
All Performances - 1 p.m.
Enjoy a performance of SeussOdyssey with your child for FREE (additional tickets are $5 each)! To reserve a seat, contact Melinda Crecelius at 589-0084, or email

Ky Derby Museum
704 Central Avenue
July 7, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Come experience the museum and get a glimpse of Kentucky Derby History. Get there at 9:30 a.m. to see horses work out on the track!

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
June 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FREE family fun, amazing animals, and PNC Mobile Learning Adventure from 10am to 4pm at Zoo entrance. Additional Fees: exhibits, rides & activities.

Louisville Science Center
727 W. Main Street
July 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visit us for some messy science fun & activities to get you ready for Kindergarten. Tour an amazing new, science play space created for young visitors, Science in Play will delight the senses, inspire imagination, and tickle curious minds. Hands-on, science comes to life in activity zones including the Sensory Forest, Testing Area, Big Build and Small Build, Science Depot, and the Shapes & Stuff Store.

Stage One - Story Time!
Louisville Free Public Library (Main Branch)
301 York St.
June 2 & 23, July 21, 10 a.m.
Costumed storytellers bring your favorite stories to life, complete with live music and audience participation!

Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third St.
July 6, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Join us for lots of hands-on activities within ArtSparks and throughout the museum.

Health Fair
Newburg Church of Christ - 4700 E. Indian Trail
July 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Health services will include physicals, dental screenings & immunizations. Also find information on reading to your child, physical activity & more.

Louisville Slugger Field
401 E. Main Street
July 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Countdown’s main event! See the Louisville Bats play, meet representatives from local schools and community organizations, and get lots of free stuff for your kindergartener.