A little before 9 a.m. Monday, it’s time to clean up the morning work in the KinderCamp classroom at MLK Leadership Academy in Grand Rapids.
The free, week-long program is happening at four schools in low-income neighborhoods around Grand Rapids.
At MLK, nine children showed up on the first day. The idea of KinderCamp is to ease kids into the experience of entering kindergarten.
Sitting on a blue carpet, kindergarten teacher Tina Watson leads a discussion with her KinderCampers.
"Can you say, expectations?" she asks them.