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All About Kindergarten

Kindergarten Matters at Breakthrough Public Schools. Find out why!

Welcome to Kindergarten

Kindergarten is the first step on the journey to lifelong learning! Choosing a school for your child can be difficult. Finding a school with dedicated educators and joyful classrooms that allow your scholar to grow, explore, and thrive can make all the difference. We hope Breakthrough can be that place for your kindergartner!

What makes our kindergarten
program distinct

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Safe, joyful learning environment

cared for and supported in their learning.

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Two teachers per classroom

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Breakfast, lunch,
& snack provideed

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Free, full-day kindergarten

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Early literacy focused curriculum

cared for and supported in their learning.

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Student Services for scholars with IEPs, ELL, and more

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Age-appropriate technology

A day in the life
of a Breakthrough kindergartner

7:35am - 8:00am

ARRIVAL

Early drop-off beginning at 7:35am

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8:00am - 8:25am

COMMUNITY MEETING

Scholars build relationships, develop social-emotional intelligence, and give and receive affirmations.

8:25am - 9:10am

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

Story time! Teachers read books aloud to the class, helping kids understand the text and its lessons.

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9:10am - 9:55am

CONNECTIONS

Music, gym, and art help scholars connect what they're learning in class with the world.

9:55am - 10:40am

MATH

Counting, adding, and subtracting become joyful adventures as we play with numbers and manipulatives.

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11:05am - 12:00pm

FOUNDATIONAL LITERACY

A joyful adventure of building strong reading & writing skills.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

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A chance to move our bodies, be active, make friends, and navigate different personalities.

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12:30pm - 1:30pm

DECODABLE TEXT

Scholars read and decode stories and sentences, making many new discoveries and learning along the way!

1:30pm - 2:00pm

MATH INTERVENTION

Small-group math instruction.

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2:15pm

DISMISSAL

We head home knowing there is more wonder to explore tomorrow! After-school programming available.

What makes our kindergarten program distinct?

ENGAGING, INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Each school day follows a schedule and routine, complete with joyful learning a variety of fun learning formats, and specials, including small group learning, breakout rooms, art, music, physical education, team-building, and breaks in between.

SUPPORT AND FLEXIBILITY

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

EVERYONE LEARNS HERE!

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.

PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES

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

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Developmental Milestones Checklist

A checklist of important developmental milestones for incoming kindergarteners!

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.

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!

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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

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What is Given from the Heart

by Patricia C. McKissack

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Juneteenth for Mazie

by Floyd Cooper

Kindergarten Enrollment Dates

Upcoming
Enrollment
Events

Kindergarten Night (In Person)

5:30p to 6:30p, Various Days

March 5 - March 26

Key
Enrollment
Deadline

Starts February 10, 2024

Ongoing

Open Enrollment is happening now!