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.
Greater Grand Rapids Young Fives Programs | 2018-2019
Goddard School – Pre-K Program
National Heritage Academies – Chandler Woods, Cross Creek Charter Academy, Excel Charter Academy, Knapp Charter, Ridge Park Charter Academy, River City Scholars, Vanguard Charter Academy, Vista Charter Academy, Walker Charter Academy
All Saints Academy – Fabulous 4’s and 5’s Program
Immanuel St. James Lutheran – Pre-K Program
Northern Greater Grand Rapids
ISJ Academy – Pre K Program
Our Lady of Consolation in Rockford – Developmental Kindergarten
Eastern Greater Grand Rapids
Ada Village Preschool – Pre K Program
Children’s Workshop Preschool – Pre K Program
Southern Greater Grand Rapids
Byron Center Christian – Junior Kindergarten
Legacy Christian – Developmental Kindergarten
St. Mark Lutheran School – Bridge Program
Western Greater Grand Rapids
Grandville Christian – Polkadot Garden
Lamont Christian – Pre-K Program
Borculo Christian– Pre-K Program