Places to Find Young 5’s Now that Many Public Schools Don’t Offer It
Grand Rapids Young Fives programs are important to many families so we’ve rounded up a list of Private and Charter schools that are offering it for your child!
Young 5’s. Development Kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten. Pre-Kindergarten. Whatever you call it, these programs have been a life saver for many families who have a child who isn’t ready to make the transition from preschool to kindergarten in the fall.
My daughters loved their young fives programs and I loved that they were getting a small taste of kindergarten so that they could ease into the all-day, every day rigor of elementary school. Young Fives offers a little more structure than preschool, and their curriculum guides your child to kindergarten readiness.
Over the last few years, many public schools have stopped offering Young 5’s (some still do, however most of them are all day, every day–so check your local school district to find out your options). Many families have turned to Private and Charter schools for Young 5’s and below is a list of options in the area.
We’ve rounded up all of your area preschool options in our gigantic GRKIDS preschool guide if you decided another year of preschool is a better option for your child.
Do you know of a Grand Rapids area Charter or Private school offering a Young 5’s program that is not listed below? Please let us know in the comments.