Bridges to Kindergarten is a school readiness program that is designed to assist children in making a smooth transition into kindergarten. Children participate in a classroom experience with licensed early childhood and kindergarten teachers.
All are encouraged to apply. Applications are reviewed and placement priority is given to children with certain risk factors that are known to have an impact on learning and/or school readiness. If you are not sure if your child is ready for Bridges to Kindergarten, this qualifications document may help.
How much does it cost?
Bridges to Kindergarten is free for eligible participants.
When is Bridges to Kindergarten?
Bridges to Kindergarten meets from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, for three weeks in August.
July 31 – August 17
Where is Bridges to Kindergarten?
Classes are offered at Bridgewater, Greenvale Park and Sibley elementary schools. Children who qualify for participation are placed in classrooms in the building where they will attend kindergarten.
Community Services, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057
For more information about applying, call 507.664.3750.
What Northfield parents are saying:
“Children have the opportunity to become leaders; they start their kindergarten year being more confident.”
“The transition into kindergarten after the Bridges to Kindergarten program was easier, there was less apprehension and separation issues.”
“Children become comfortable with school buildings and staff members and parents learn how to become involved in their child’s education.”