Friendship Class

  • A wonderful FREE opportunity for children 3 to 5 years old!

    Brooklyn Center Community Schools is offering an early childhood program called The Friendship Class. This program will offer students with special needs the opportunity to learn from typical peers (a.k.a Friends) and the Friends will have the opportunity to grow their understanding of diversity and friendships with all peers.

    We are looking for "Friends" for the 2018-19 school year. If you have a child between the ages of 3-5 who would be an excellent peer model, please contact Jennifer Kelly and complete the forms below. The child DOES not need to be a resident of Brooklyn Center to attend this program.

  • Benefits for the students in this program

    • Appropriate social interactions increase and will ready your students for future inclusion
    • Students will show improved participation and communication skills
    • Students will grow in their understanding of diversity and friendships with all peers
    • Students will be more prepared for life in an inclusive society




    The parents and guardians of "Friends" must provide their own means of transportation to and from school.

    To apply

    Complete the below forms to get started on your way to becoming a "Friend" in our 2018-19 class. Return completed documents to:

    Jennifer Kelly
    6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 286
    Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

    Registration form for the Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM friendship class
    Student questionnaire
    BCCS friendship class waiver
    Friendship class FAQS