Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

January 9, 2024

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL)  is offering  the Ready, Set, Kindergarten is a 10-week program that aims to help your 3-5 year old in exploring and practicing the skills needed to ensure a smooth transition into Kindergarten. 

Available at all 10 library locations, this program led by HMCPL staff and is completely free for participants.  

Classes will be held for 10 weeks beginning January 9th 

Libraries closest to us:

Tuesdays - 1:00 pm at:

Tuesdays  - 2:00 pm at:

Thursdays - 1:00 pm at:

Let them know what you think! 

Please fill out the survey about Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Download the weekly tip sheets here:

Week 1: Self-esteem

Week 2: Emotions (problems, worry, empathy)

Week 3: Emotions (moods, anger)

Week 4: Perseverance

Week 5: Persistence

Week 6: Measuring

Week 7: Shapes

Week 8: Counting

Week 9: Patterns

Week 10: Nature

Ready, Set, Kindergarten is made possible through funding from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant provided to the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and donations to the Huntsville-Madison County Library Foundation's 2023 Love Your Library campaign.

Information on the tip sheets came from the following sources:

“6 Ways to Explore Nature With Preschoolers | Parenting Tips & Advice.” PBS KIDS for Parents

10 Ways to Develop Perseverance in Children | Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling. 1 May 2018

Damon E. Jones et all, “Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness,” American Journal of Public Health 105(11) (2015): 2283-2290.

Talking is Teaching Highlights Guide

“What Self-Esteem Looks like in 3-5-Year-Olds.” Sanford Health News, 6 Sept. 2021

ZERO TO THREE. (2016, June 6). National parent survey overview and key insights.

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is a nonprofit 10-branch system that serves all of Madison County, Ala. For 200 years, the library has been dedicated to enriching the educational, recreational and cultural lives of communities in Madison County through materials, information and programs that foster a lifelong love of learning.

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