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Elementary Programs

Bridge to

Kindergarten

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Bridge to

Kindergarten

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Bridge to

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Kindergarten

  • Summer Academy
  • Bridge to Kindergarten After-School Club
  • Parents as Partners

Bridge to Kindergarten is a literacy-based program that is designed to increase school readiness and parent involvement by preparing children for the transition to kindergarten and supporting them in the first year. The Program is made available through a partnership between Project GRAD Akron, Akron Public Schools, and Kent State University’s Early Childhood Education Department.

This program is for students entering Kindergarten in an Akron Public School in the Buchtel Cluster or East Cluster – including Crouse, Helen Arnold, Schumacher, Barber, David Hill, Mason, Robinson, or Seiberling.

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MORE THAN

99%

of the students who completed the program are on-time for promotion to first grade, with 100% for the last four years. Students who completed our program have increased their kindergarten readiness and have had fewer disciplinary problems in school.

Red Grad Cap

MORE THAN

99%

of the students who completed the program are on-time for promotion to first grade, with 100% for the last four years. Students who completed our program have increased their kindergarten readiness and have had fewer disciplinary problems in school.

Cost is FREE!

PROGRAMMING FOR STUDENTS

Chromebook Access and Instruction

Strengthening math, literacy, social and emotional skills

Navigating Kindergarten and First Grade

Educational fun activities for students

Cost is FREE!

PROGRAMMING FOR STUDENTS

Chromebook Access and Instruction

Strengthening math, literacy, social and emotional skills

Navigating Kindergarten and First Grade

Educational fun activities for students

PROGRAMMING FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS

Parents as Partners

Bridge to Technology

Family Fun Night – Spring and Fall

Breakfast and Educational Fun with Santa

Bridge to First Grade Family Dinner and Presentation

Monthly Support Meetings

Family Wellness and Support

2020 Bridge to Kindergarten is being held virtually. In partnership with Akron Public Schools, our program easily transitions from virtual to hybrid model or in-person based on the school district’s determination of the safest learning environment for students, parents and caregivers, and staff.

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For more information or to register for the program, please complete the form below.

Project GRAD Akron Elementary Programs