Written by: Christa Weddle, Account Executive

Every year, the Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition hosts the Read Set Kindgergarten event on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. This year, the event will be held in conjunction with the Kittias County Booth Fair.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Recreational Center Ballroom, Kittitas County will offer school presentations, Q&A sessions with local teachers and principals, as well as information about registration and other kindergarten options. The event also provides an interactive environment where parents, teachers, and kids from around the county have an opportunity to meet each other.

“We are so excited for the event this year. This event can help parents learn about all their options for kindergarten and help families meet other parents and teachers,” says Ann Wichterman, kindergarten teacher at Mt. Stuart Elementary School.

There will be a Childcare and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Activity Center available for children during the event. Kittitas County is encouraging STEM education in order to help children excel in these fields. In the Childcare Center, children will have an opportunity to get involved in STEM based games and experiments.

The event, also in conjunction with the Kittitas County Booth Fair, will have booths representing family-oriented businesses and activities from all around the area. At the booths, families can receive coupons, discounts, prizes and more. Booths will be avaliable for sports teams, schools, churches, and organizations from around the county.

“The children always come away from this event so excited and ready for their first year of school. They get to meet future teachers and kids who will be in their class,” said Wichterman.

This event was started to open up communication between teachers and parents in the Kittitas County school system. It also provides help and educational resources to parents and families of young kids and kindergartners.

Presentations will be offered in Spanish and English. Some of the other activites for the event include raffle ticket drawings, coupon competitions and much more.

Watch for the Save The Dates coming soon!

Stay updated on this event by liking the Kittias County Early Learning Coalition on Facebook ( ) or visiting


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