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See School Differently

Kindergarten is an exciting (and nerve-racking!) time of learning and growth for your entire family, and the Intergenerational Schools are here to help!

Kindergarteners specifically learn alongside first and second grade students in our Emerging and Beginning classes.

Emerging students enjoying carpet time.

It's Never Too Early

It is just as important to focus on a child's social and emotional development, as it is academic readiness. This list can serve as a guide as you and your child prepare for the exciting transition to kindergarten! By practicing these skills, your child will be well-prepared to thrive and grow in kindergarten at the Intergens.

Social-Emotional Skills

  • Separates from caregiver without anxiety
  • Cooperatively works with others
  • Cares about the feelings of others
  • follows routines and directions
  • Communicates needs effectively

Independent Skills

  • Uses restroom
  • Buttons and zips own clothing
  • Ties and/or velcro shoes
  • Cuts safely with scissors
  • Holds and uses a pencils, marker and crayon

Literacy Skills

  • Recognizes letters and letter sounds
  • Knows and writes first name
  • Listens to stories and answers questions
  • Holds a book and turns pages one at a time
  • Creates rhyming words

Math Skills

  • Counts to 0 to 20 without skipping numbers
  • Identifies numbers 0-10
  • Writes numbers 0-10
  • Sort objects by size, color and shape
  • Recognizes and names basic shapes

Growing community in your community

We're transforming the school experience for Cleveland's children and helping grow community in our school neighborhoods. No matter where you call home in Greater Cleveland, there's an Intergen school near you.


Lakeshore Intergenerational School
18025 Marcella Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44119


Near West Intergenerational School
3805 Terrett Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


The Intergenerational School - East
11327 Shaker Boulevard Suite 200E
Cleveland, Ohio 44104

Take the Next Step

We would love to welcome you and your child to our intergenerational community. If you have any questions           about enrollment or need help with the process, contact Enrollment Specialist Kierra Overton at or 216-978-0568.