Registration Open for Kindergarten Lab at Bethel College

Erin Kinzel

The Bethel College kindergarten lab (LabK), a partnership between the college and School City of Mishawaka (SCM), is accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year. This is a tuition-free public school program and is open to kindergarteners from any Indiana school district.

One way that kindergarten students benefit from LabK is the Bethel Buddy program, which pairs a Bethel teacher candidate with each kindergarten student. Throughout the year, the Bethel Buddies provide individualized attention and one-on-one learning opportunities for the LabK students.

Other benefits include a smaller class size and the unique opportunity to interact with the faculty, staff and students on a college campus. This year, some of the LabK special activities included attending a Bethel men’s basketball game, joining Bethel’s students for their annual “Christmas sing-along” chapel, and having specialized classes, such as an outdoor gymnastics lesson, provided by Bethel’s education candidates.

To register, contact SCM’s administration center at 574.254.4500. For more information, visit or watch the LabK promotional video at