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Career of the Month:  Healthcare, EMS & Biotechnology "Prospective Student" Open House * November 8 * 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Kettering Board of Education Offices at the Barnes Building The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game We are the FIREBIRDS! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! CJ Roden, Oakview Elementary School's Music Teacher Students at Indian Riffle Elementary Brought Famous Artists and Musicians to Life with their 'Living Mural' Project A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park
Career of the Month:  Healthcare, EMS & Biotechnology "Prospective Student" Open House * November 8 * 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students in Southdale Elementary's KIDS Club enjoy the warm Fall weather! September is School Attendance Awareness Month Kettering Board of Education Offices at the Barnes Building The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game We are the FIREBIRDS! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! CJ Roden, Oakview Elementary School's Music Teacher Students at Indian Riffle Elementary Brought Famous Artists and Musicians to Life with their 'Living Mural' Project A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park

Office of Community Literacy Programs

Cindy Smith
 
The Office of Community Literacy Programs oversees Adult, Family, and Early Childhood Literacy programs through the Kettering City School District.
 
Cindy Smith
Supervisor of Community Literacy Programs
Phone: 937-499-1450 (Option 5)


Jill Schenck
Secretary
Phone: 937-499-1450 (Option 7) 


Kim Gorman
Coordinator of Pathfinders Preschool
Phone: 937-499-1450 (Option 1)

Katie Miller
Coordinator of Adult Basic Literacy Education Program (ABLE/ESOL)

Phone: 937-499-1452

 
Our phone number is 937-499-1450.  Call our office for more information on Path Finders Preschool (Option 1), Kids Club (Option 2), GED and English Classes(Option 3) or call directly to 499-1452, and Family Literacy programs (Option 4).  To reach Mrs. Pennington or with questions about the Integrated Preschool classes, select option 6.  If you have questions regarding fees or payments for preschool classes, select option 7 to speak with Mary Ann MacKenzie.     


Pathfinders and KIDS Club Programs
The Pathfinders Preschool Program provides 3 and 4 year old children with a high quality preschool education, focusing on academic and social preparation for entry into kindergarten. Scholarships are available as well as reduced fees based on household income for Montgomery County residents only.  Registration forms for the 2015-16 school year will are located on this page at the top right-hand side.  There is a $20 registration fee per child.  Pathfinders has two program locations: John F. Kennedy Elementary School and KECEC (Kettering Early Childhood Education Center).  Classes are Monday through Thursday, four hours per day.

The KIDS Club Program is a school age childcare program exclusively for kindergarten children enrolled in the Kettering District. KIDS Club provides a variety of enrichment activities to enhance and support the kindergarten curriculum. This program is fee-based with limited financial assistance.  Registration packets are available through your child's elementary school counselor.   Back to Top

ABLE: GED and ESOL

OhioABLE.org

Kettering ABLE operates with the support and monitoring of Ohio ABLE (a member of the Ohio Department of Higher Education).  The Ohio Department of Higher Education is the governing board for public colleges, universities, and adult education centers in Ohio.


The ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education) Program helps adults learn basic literacy skills, math skills, and work towards earning their GED Diploma.  ABLE also assists adults who are learning English as a second language.  All ABLE classes are free.

Click below for more information on our FREE classes, including upcoming orientation dates.

Complete ABLE Program Information

ESOL Class Information

GED Class Information

 

GED Test Information

 

Useful Links for Adult Learners

 
 
Success is around the corner and we can help you get there.
 
Classes are free.  All books and materials are provided.  Tutors are available to work with students on a one-to-one basis.  The Kettering ABLE Program has been highly effective in helping students reach their goals and obtain their GED.  Come see the Wall of Fame located in our classroom, room 204 in the D.L. Barnes building.  Be the next person to add your name to the wall!
 
 
We work in partnership with Project Read, the Dayton area's literacy coalition.  Project Read refers adults to Dayton area GED and English class sites.  Students who attend regularly are also eligible for free one-on-one tutoring with a trained volunteer through Project Read in addition to their classes.

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