Toddler Program


Bright Futures Toddler

Program Application:

 Applications for the 24-25 school year are now open. Apply here: Application Link



girl paintingThe Bright Futures Toddler Program is an exciting learning environment and addresses the specific needs of young children and their families in the Kearney school district. 

The Toddler Program provides an array of services and resources such as high-quality child care and specialists who work with individual families to improve parent-child interactions.

The Toddler Program helps to prepare our students to enter the K-12 school system and improve their chances for lifelong success.



Kearney Public Schools invites students from eligible families to apply for a Sixpence grant-supported preschool program.
The program runs from August to July.  Eligibility considerations include:

  • Low-income status

  • Students who are English Language Learners

  • Students of Premature birth or low birth weight

  • Students of Teen Parents

  • Other risk factors

  • Appropriate Age (must be 18 to 36 months on or before July 31st)

*Applicants must provide family income information and a copy of the certified birth certificate.
Children must be up-to-date on immunizations.




* The program runs Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
* The program serves primarily 18 to 36-month-olds
* Transportation is the responsibility of the parents





Megan Schmidt, Principal
1511 5th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845


Krystal Reynolds
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Cheyenne DeVore-Hester
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Holli Ourada
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