Welcome, Childcare Partners!

Kindergarten is the first step on the journey to lifelong learning! Our network of K-8, tuition-free, public schools in Cleveland encourages joyful learning in a setting where scholars can grow, explore, and thrive.

Our teachers, staff, and community would love to be a part of making that first day -- and every day after that -- special for both our families and their young scholars.

Kindergarten | Breakthrough Public Schools


Welcome to Kindergarten
at Breakthrough

The first step on the journey to lifelong learning!

It’s important to choose a school that encourages joyful learning in a setting that encourages your scholar to grow, explore, and thrive.

Located across Cleveland, we offer a network of nonprofit, tuition-free K-8 schools in Cleveland, and we'd love to have you join our growing community!

  • Tuition-free, all day class

  • 'School at Home' Remote Learning Program

  • Individualized attention, two teachers per classroom

  • College geared curriculum from day one

  • Age-appropriate technology like tablets and Chromebooks

  • Exceptional Student Education, for scholars with IEPS, gifted learners, etc.


Kindergarten Night

Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Both new families with incoming kindergartners, and daycare and child care partners are invited to join us for this virtual event where you'll be able to hear from kindergarten teachers, learn more about Breakthrough Public Schools, and how we will make this first-year extra special!

Kindergarten for a Day

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Discover what it means to be a kindergartener at Breakthrough! This virtual event will give you a glimpse into our kindergarten program, what you can expect during this exciting first year, and a sense of what kindergarten will look and feel like. Register today!

Kindergarten at Breakthrough: Here We


Lessons are taught live by our amazing team of Breakthrough teachers. Whether our scholars are participating in remote learning or in the classroom, they will experience a variety of fun learning formats and specials including small group learning, breakout rooms, art, music, physical education, and more.

Each school day follows a schedule and routine, complete with joyful learning, team-building, and breaks in between.


We know that remote learning takes a major commitment and effort from parents and families, and we’re here to make the experience as seamless as possible, supporting them each step of the way.

We provide the technology, wifi accessibility, and tech-support needed to facilitate remote learning and we also offer grab-and-go meal kits each week.


We celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion of all types of learners and we work hard to make sure that our schools are brave spaces where exceptional learners are supported and have all the resources needed to reach their full potential.


Parents and families are the cornerstones to our scholar's success and we deeply value the relationship we have with parents. You can expect transparent communication and collaboration from each and every teacher and staff member, from day one.

We love our Breakthrough Family!

A Day in the Life: Remote Kindergarten

Watch a Lesson!

Example Schedule




Small Group Instruction












Personalized Pathway



Mariah Wilson | Breakthrough Public Schools

What teachers are saying...

“It's nice to know that our Kindergartener’s personalities can really shine through a computer, I love my kids, and we have fun all of the time. We are doing many phenomenal things in our virtual classrooms, and I have never been more proud to work for an organization full of educators who care so deeply about their students.”

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Developmental Milestones Checklist

A checklist of important developmental milestones for incoming kindergarteners!

Top 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Ten skills to practice with your child, along with tips for parent and student expectations for success.

Before School Starts Summer Checklist

A checklist of kindergarten readiness activities to practice with your child over summer!

Printable K-Readiness Worksheets

A collection of seven fun and printable activities for your child to practice writing, counting and more.


Example Kindergarten Remote Learning Schedule

See what a day in the life of a remote kindergartener at Breakthrough looks like!

Books to Read With Your Kindergartner

All of the below books are available for free through the Cleveland Public Library and can be picked up at their 28 locations or reserved online!


The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
by Margaret McNamara &
G. Brian Karas

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

by Margaret McNamara &
G. Brian Karas

The Name Jar

The Name Jar

by Yangsook Choi


Juneteenth for Mazie

by Floyd Cooper


What is Given from the Heart

by Patricia C. McKissack

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Free. Public. Open to All.

Our entire network of schools is free, public, and open to all. No tuition, no vouchers. Students with IEP? No problem. You simply have to secure your child's spot by registering them before the start of the school year. We do have limited spaces, and are already starting wait lists in certain grades. If you have two or more children you'd like to enroll, we especially encourage you to start your application soon to avoid wait lists in different grades.