Notre Dame Urban Education Center adds Kindergarten Readiness Program

Posted on: October 4, 2019 1:00 pm
Tags: Nduec, Education,

Notre Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) in Covington, Kentucky added a Kindergarten Readiness program for children ages four and five in September. This initiative aims to prepare pre-K children for a classroom setting, introduce school subjects, and promote socialization among peers. Several enrollment openings are still available as of October 4.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Urban Education Center has offered transformative education programs to individuals and families since 2019, providing support, restoring hope, and promoting a fully human life for all.

The NDUEC ministry has been modeled around best practices in education. With the addition of Kindergarten Readiness, NDUEC now offers four educational programs, including Homework PLUS, Summer Academics, and Family Support. 

The Homework PLUS program provides one-on-one tutoring for students thanks to the service of nearly 120 adult and high school volunteers. This program features three components: one-on-one tutoring, enrichment, and fitness.  The program provides a safe environment in which students are supported by caring adults who assist them to become responsible students and complete homework in a timely manner.  The fitness session gives the students a needed physical outlet which includes cardio drumming, relaxed boxing, and more. The enrichment session engages the students in art, math club, music, current events, and fun trivia. It also includes speakers and activities from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Carnegie, and Taft Museum of Art. The Homework Plus program runs from September through May.

The Summer Academics program provides students with one-on-one support in math and language arts. This program features three components: math, language arts, and enrichment. Enrichment includes lessons in art, Spanish, and library skills. Summer Academics takes place during the four weeks in June. 

NDUEC has four Family Support nights during each school year. Families in attendance receive a hot meal and hear from speakers on various topics of interest. These are always filled with camaraderie and support.

If you would like to know more about NDUEC or how to become a volunteer or donor, please email Ann Haegele at or visit

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