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The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Announces Countdown to Kindergarten With Free Admission Aug. 13th

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is proud to host a very special “Countdown to Kindergarten” event. This educational festival focuses on our area’s rising kindergarteners and their families to mark the exciting transition into elementary school.  “Countdown to Kindergarten” gathers families, educators, and community members to support this transition – and gives us all a reason to celebrate this developmental milestone for our early learners!

The Countdown to Kindergarten Festival will take place on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm  at TCMU. The evening will include FREE admission to the museum, free vision screenings, informational booths, games, music, and dance for rising K5 children and their families.  Families can connect with representatives from Upstate school districts, state agencies, and local organizations to learn about educational, health, and community resources available to them.  In addition, rising kindergarteners can see a real fire truck and learn safety skills in the Greenville County Fire Department’s safety house.

This event is specifically designed as a celebration for rising K5 children who are beginning the K5 curriculum and their families. Members without a rising kindergartener in their families will have to pay admission for this special after hours event designed solely for K5 children.

Countdown to Kindergarten is presented by The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in collaboration with Greenville First Steps. Additional support is provided by Publix Super Market Charities, SC Future Scholars, and Brown Mackie College.

TCMU is a leading attraction in the Upstate with visitors from all over the world seeking educational hands-on fun through play. Located in downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, TCMU is a non-profit institution dedicated to enriching children’s lives through the exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and math through interactive exhibits and programming.

An RSVP via Eventbrite is suggested for easier entry.    Kindergarten

To register for Countdown to Kindergarten, visit www.TCMUpstate.org.

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About Greenville First Steps

Greenville First Steps is a local non-profit that uses state, federal, and private funds to support programs to measurably improve school readiness outcomes for children. This goal is achieved by partnering with public and private organizations (including churches, schools, neighborhoods, childcare providers, and businesses). The goal is to support families as their child’s first and most important teacher, to ensure children enter school on track and ready to succeed.  For more information,  visit www.greenvillefirststeps.org.

About the The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) TCMU’s mission is to spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.   Conveniently located in downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, visitors experience 19 exhibit galleries with more than 100 individual exhibit components that offer a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment. At 80,000 square feet, TCMU is the nation’s 7th largest children’s museum and 10th largest in the world. As the nation’s first children’s museum to become a Smithsonian Affiliate, there are new and exciting programs developed for every age level to stimulate creativity and stir the imagination.  For more information, visit www.tcmupstate.org.

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