Preschool graduation at Jeremiah marks an important milestone, not just for graduating preschoolers, but also for their mothers. Jeremiah strives to give families the tools they need to transform both generations, and while mothers are often highlighted, their children are working hard to prepare for kindergarten and beyond.
Both Jeremiah campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul offer onsite, high quality, 4-star Parent Aware Rated, Child Development Centers (CDCs). CDC managers and teachers partner with families, help children reach milestones, suggest strategies to help children thrive at school and at home, and encourage mothers to be active in their children’s classrooms. One important lesson is that mothers have a choice for their children’s continuing education. Minneapolis CDC manager Deb Brown says that part of the CDC’s job is also “getting the moms ready for kindergarten. It’s a big step and the teachers and I want the moms to be ready to build relationships with their children’s teachers and advocate for them.”
This fall, 19 children graduated from Minneapolis and St. Paul and will attend the following kindergartens: Hamline Elementary Lab School, Benjamin E. Mays IB World School, Maxfield Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Adams Elementary, Mounds Park Academy, Hope Academy, Kenwood Elementary, New City School, Armatage Elementary, Aquila Elementary and Prodeo Academy. Congratulations to all our preschool graduates!