DANVILLE, Va. -

Learning numbers, letters, and colors are prerequisites for kindergarten.

One group in our area is making sure little ones know the basics before heading into school.

Smart Beginnings in Danville created a preschool camp for kids before school starts next month.

This was for kids who didn't go to preschool but needed direction on how classrooms work.

Thursday students showed their parents what they learned during the camp.

Directors say preschool is necessary for the social and educational development of children.

"It gives them an opportunity to interact with other children that they may not have if they're just at home with mom and grandma. It also gives them an opportunity to have an academic focus that parents may not be aware of," said Rhonda Wright from Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania County.

The organization says more than 150 children in Danville enter kindergarten with little or no preschool experience.