Countdown to Kindergarten 2016


July 22, 2016



Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums



Annual “Countdown to Kindergarten” helps ensure a smooth transition into school for rising kindergarteners and their families


ROCK HILL, SC – Countdown to Kindergarten is an educational festival that supports rising kindergarteners’ transition into school. Families can plan to attend the free event on Thursday, August 4 from 5 - 7 p.m. in Old Town. Main Street Children’s Museum will offer free limited admission during the 13th annual Countdown to Kindergarten. Outside on Main Street, over 30 community exhibitors will provide activities that encourage young learners to get off to a good start.


Countdown to Kindergarten connects families with local agencies to learn about available educational, health, and community resources. Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures will provide free pediatric dental screenings, River Hills Lake Wylie Lions Club will provide free vision screenings, and Beginnings SC will offer free hearing screenings. Parents can gather information about after-school programs and youngsters can climb aboard a school bus. Representatives from all four public school systems will be available to answer questions. Community exhibitors will offer activities and school supply giveaways. Sign-up for a library card, check-out some good books at the York County Book Mobile and visit the new Friends of the York County Library bookstore on Main Street.

Countdown to Kindergarten will once again feature award-winning, family-approved, children’s musician Roger Day.  Learn more about Roger Day at


Countdown to Kindergarten is a partnership between Culture & Heritage Museums, York County First Steps, and York County School Districts. Sponsorship for 2016 Countdown to Kindergarten is graciously provided by Publix Super Markets Charities, Absolute Total Care, and Comporium.


Main Street Children’s Museum is located at 133 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC 29730

For more information on Main Street Children’s Museum, go to