Franklin summer camp set to expand

A summer program that prepares children for kindergarten will be expanded this summer in Franklin.

Franklin schools will offer its kindergarten camp for a ninth summer at Northwood Elementary. About 50 students will be invited to the camp, based on results of the kindergarten assessment they’ll take when they register for school in April. Children will work on letter recognition, get used to the routines of the school day and learn what behaviors their teachers will expect from them during the school year, principal Katie Crites said.

The kindergarten camp lasts for three weeks and costs about $20,000 to pay for employees’ salaries and supplies. Franklin will pay for the program using federal Title I dollars, which the school district receives to pay for education programs for students from low-income families, Crites said. The camp is free for families.

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