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Summer Learning Program

The KidsBridge Summer Learning Program provides rising kindergartners who have not yet had a high-quality early learning experience with a six-week full-day program, to help them learn the norms and routines of school. The program will be offered free of charge to students who are registered for Kindergarten in Providence Public Schools for the upcoming school year.

KidsBridge participants attend school for six hours per day, five days per week to adjust to the routines and procedures of kindergarten to help them transition into school. The program is fun and engaging and children learn through play! Parents/family members are also supported through ongoing parent engagement events and workshops.

The program is taught by certified, experienced teachers with support from Providence’s high school workforce and trained community volunteers. See our 2023 program summary and results here. En español


To be eligible for this program, your student must be a resident of Providence and registered for Kindergarten in the upcoming fall at a Providence School. Priority is given to students registered for Kindergarten in Providence Public Schools and those who have not attended preschool.

Registration for Summer 2023 has ended. Check back in January 2024 for information about Summer 2024!



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Outstanding Results

The KidsBridge Summer Learning Program is a research-based summer kindergarten readiness program that focuses on the social-emotional needs of students and their families as they transition to kindergarten.

  • 100% of our students showed growth in overall Early Literacy Scores; We observed significant growth in students’ understanding of norms and routines of school.
  • All of our students were clear on school-wide expectations for transitions and classroom behaviors by the end of the six week program.
  • Our initially timid students came out of their shell and were actively engaged in activities.
  • Parents who had concerns about their child’s readiness for school were impressed by how ready they were by the end of the summer.