There are a few openings still available for both 3- and 4-year-olds at the Kane Day School.
The Kane Day School, a privately run, nonprofit preschool has been in existence since 1973 and is located in the basement of the Tabor Lutheran Church. The church is located at the Greeves Street-Dawson Street intersection. The school offers separate programs for 3- and 4-year-olds.
Classes meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with both morning and afternoon classes available. The classes for both age groups run from 9-11:30 a.m., and the afternoon session is from 12:30-3 p.m. The children will be attending 103 days of school for 2 1/2 hours daily, beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day. Meet the teachers night will be Aug. 22, with 3-year-olds at 6 p.m. and 4-year-olds at 6:30 p.m. At that time packets with the school calendar, booklet and further information will be given out.
The school has been privileged to have three caring, dedicated teachers teaching since opening in 1973. At that time, Mrs. Carol Carson was the teacher who took the chance of starting a preschool. Her love and knowledge of the childrenâ€™s social and educational needs turned this into a sound educational experience for the children. Since that time, the school has been honored to have Mrs. Conny Heckman carry on the great teaching with the 4-year-old preschoolers. She provides a broad base for the children to build the readiness skills they will require upon entering kindergarten.
The 3-year-old class also has an outstanding educator in Mrs. Anastasia Watts. She works with them on many social as well as educational skills. Therefore, before moving to Mrs. Heckmanâ€™s class they have a good foundation of numbers, letters, colors, and shapes along with recognition and writing of their first name.
This past yearâ€™s struggles have only made the teachers and directors realize what an important part of the Kane Community they are. Since the school is privately run and non-profit, it relies strongly on fund raising and tuition to operate. Thanks to the Tabor Lutheran Church and its members, parents of present and past students, and individuals from the community, the school survived and is only stronger.
If interested in registering your child, call 331-5031 or 837-7373, if no answer, leave a message and someone will get back to you.