"I am so proud of these little guys and girls. It is absolutely
amazing how far they have already come during Bridge."
--Kathy Mauzy, Ione Bridge Teacher (2007-2011)
The Bridge to Kindergarten Transition Program is designed for children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. Priority is given to children who have spent little or no time in a preschool setting. The program is designed to introduce the young children to the structure and rhythm of the classroom. It is called a Bridge Program because it is aimed at helping children cross from the pre-kindergarten environment to Kindergarten.
One hundred and twenty children participated in the Summer 2011 Bridge Program which consisted of nine classes at all six elementary schools within Amador County. Two classes were held at Jackson, Plymouth, and Ione Elementary Schools, while each of the following sites had one class: Pine Grove, Pioneer, and Sutter Creek Primary. Students, parents and teachers thoroughly enjoyed and benefited greatly from this transitional program.
Click here for the 2018 Bridge Enrollment Packet. En español (HERE) .
Please call First 5 Amador if you have any questions, 257-1092.
The Bridge curriculum is built upon the "School Readiness" framework as outlined by local teachers, administrators, parents and professionals.
The skills are broken down into the following categories:
| Social Readiness || Number Readiness|
| Colors & Shapes|| Life Skills|
| Motor Skills (Large & Fine)|| Reading Readiness|
| Writing Readiness|| Music & Art|
| Heath & Safety|| |
For skills relevant to each of the above categories, please check out our School Readiness Skills Lists:
* FIRST 5 AMADOR NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER KINDERGARTEN BRIDGE PROGRAM *
The Kindergarten Bridge Program is designed for children who will be starting kindergarten in the Fall. Priority enrollment is given to children who have spent little or no time in a preschool setting. The 3-week transition program is designed to introduce incoming students to the structure, rhythm and routine of the kindergarten classroom. It is called a Bridge Program because it aims to help children cross from the pre-kindergarten environment into the kindergarten world. The program has grown each year and will be serving children this Summer at all six school district elementary school sites, including Ione, Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth and Sutter Creek.
First 5 Amador is seeking teachers, and teacher’s aides, to serve children at each of these sites.
Dates are: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 11:30 am, from June 11 through June 28. All hires must also attend an Orientation and a Mandated Reporter Training presented by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council.
These positions are ideal for current kindergarten or preschool teachers, aides, or students in the Early Childhood Education field. Education and/or experience required.