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Providence Early Learners Need Your Support!

Educators, parents and community leaders have long understood that the city’s children need high-quality universal pre-kindergarten programs in order to be successful in school. However, the community only has limited resources for serving all three- and four-year-olds. Of the roughly 300 openings Rhode Island had for Pre-K in the current school year, there were close to 1,000 applicants, according to the Rhode Island Department of Education. 

To address this need Inspiring Minds developed its intensive 5 week summer Pre-K program in 2006 called KidsBridge. KidsBridge is a pre-kindergarten readiness program hosted within Providence Public schools in order to familiarize students with their prospective buildings and teachers, classroom norms and rituals, as well as reviewing their numbers, letters, colors and shapes.

Inspiring Minds previously ran this vital program thanks to a grant which it did not obtain this year.

Nevertheless, Inspiring Minds will not let the children of Providence down and has committed to running the KidsBridge program this summer BUT we need your help to fund it.  Please help us help the children of Providence succeed by donating to our KidsBridge program.  No donation is too small and our children need your help.

Thank You!