KCP modifies its school learning curriculum

Kiel Cooperative Preschool is a parent-owned, not for profit program offering hands-on early learning experiences for children from 2-1/2 through 5 years of age.

The preschool is located in the upper level of Kiel City Hall and features a spacious classroom with an attached bathroom. A large gym is available for active play. KCP offers parents a choice of two, three, four or five half-day sessions. Planned activities offer the children play-based experiences in all developmental areas including early math, early reading, fine motor development, science and social studies.

Registration for the 2014-’15 school year is now taking place. Parents may enroll their child by calling the preschool at 894-7451 or by e-mail at barb@ ourkcp.org.

Kiel Cooperative Preschool opened in 1972 through the efforts of area parents who saw the need for a preschool program in the Kiel area.

KCP has been providing preschoolers with early learning experiences for 41 years. The preschool is still in its original location at Kiel City Hall.

Recent City Hall renovations, including an upgraded heating/cooling system and new windows, have greatly enhanced the learning environment at KCP.

KCP has recently modified its curriculum to focus more attention on problem solving in early math and early science related activities. All enrolled children actively participate in predicting outcomes, exploring and experimenting, and expressing what they observe. The process of each activity is photographed and posted to give children a visual reminder of the experience.

Barb Forstner serves as the director/ lead teacher at KCP. She is assisted by teacher Amy Meyer. The parent board consists of President Rebecca Hoyt, Vice President Bridget Bartel, Secretary Mariah Murphy, and Treasurer Lisa Erickson.

For more information call the school or check out the Web site www.ourkcp.org.