Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Introduction to Fun with Food 

Description:  As our youngest class, we will start with the basics of the 5 food groups and taste foods from each. We will play with our food each week as we make fun creations and explore familiar foods while also expanding our palate when introducing new options. Each student will be required to try “1 no thank-you bite” as we expose our taste buds to new experiences. We will work with basic tools and learn about new ones with the focus of Safety First! As we learn about Blessing others and the importance of sharing, we will prepare treats for our community.

Text: A genuine interest in learning basic food skills. 

Copy/Supply fee: $40.00 (paid to the coordinating instructor, Emerald Soldan or Amy Price, due at Orientation or the first class attended)

Annual tuition: $330.00 ($33/month for 10 months, August- May or $37/month if prorated)


Emerald Soldan

B.A. English

M.A. Teaching

Emerald grew up in a small town on the peninsula of Virginia. She attended a private Christian school k-12th grade and went on to Christopher Newport University where she earned both a degree in English and in Teaching. Her marriage to her husband brought her to Richmond where her family has grown. She is the mom of two blessing from God, one of which will be joining her at the Bridge. She has always had a love of helping others learn and always knew she would be an educator in some capacity. Emerald taught Kindergarten and Second grade at Banner Christian before her first blessing arrived; she then volunteered and eventually became staff at her church in the following years. She has been a homeschool mom for 2 years and thoroughly enjoys the homeschool life. Her biggest passion is for families who welcome kids in their home and children who are adopted or in foster care. Emerald and her family are very excited to join the Bridge Academy.

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Amy Price

B.A. Elementary Education

Amy graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor's of Art Degree in Elementary Education. She has taught on multiple levels, in various states, and in the public and private school settings. God laid the desire to homeschool on her heart and confirmed it many times over. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling, and reading. Her heart is to make room to experience the presence of God not only personally, but corporately as well. She is thankful for the opportunity to share in His goodness at the Bridge!