Countdown to Kindergarten

Friday, August 3, 2018

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Rising kindergarteners and their families are special guests at the 15th annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration! The celebration gives rising kindergarteners a chance for children and families to be able to connect with representatives from school districts, community organizations and state agencies and become aware of all the accessible resources in the area. Children will have a chance to practice school skills before the bell rings including:

  • getting on and off a school bus
  • holding lunch trays
  • tasting nutritious snacks
  • visiting a mock classroom 
  • enjoying hands-on learning activities at the museum.

Families can connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies, and community groups to learn about educational, health and community resources.  

Free admission! Free fun!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors! 





Community partners:

  • Ben Lippen School
  • Colgate Great Smiles Great Futures Van
  • Educational Wonderland
  • Family Connections of S.C.
  • Green Charter School
  • Kaplan Early Learning Company
  • L. Kobie Da Wiz
  • Lexington County Public Library
  • Macaroni Kid
  • Midlands Kid Directory
  • Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
  • Richland School District 1 Early Childhood Office
  • Richland School District 1 Transportation
  • Richland School District 2
  • S.C. Child Care Resource & Referral Network
  • S.C. Dental Association
  • S.C. DHEC - Richland
  • S.C. First Steps
  • S.C. First Steps - 4K
  • S.C. First Steps - Countdown to Kindergarten
  • S.C. First Steps - Early Head Start Program
  • S.C. Optometric Physicians Association
  • S.C. PASOS
  • S.C. State Fire Marshal - City of Columbia Office
  • S.C. State Library
  • Snip-Its Kids Hair Salon - Lexington
  • STAR Parenting
  • United Way of the Midlands Reading Consortium
  • USC Speech and Hearing Center

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Maker Works™

Calling all makers, tinkerers and inventors! It’s time to tap your ingenuity and imagination in EdVenture’s newest workshop for creative thinkers and doers.

Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.95
Seniors (age 62+) $10.95
Military (with ID) $10.95
Educator (with ID) $10.95
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free