Book Review: Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community

Lauren Bridges


It is no simple task to create an in-depth resource for librarians who want to ensure that their community’s children are ready for school. But Baker, an advocate for early childhood education with a background in youth services programming, gives her readers the tools they need for the job. She presents the framework of the successful school readiness program she developed for Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort, Kentucky, called Countdown to Kindergarten. With the information provided in this guide, the framework of the program can be adapted to fit any public library.

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