REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR IS HERE!

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Our new Covid-19 Policies and Procedures can be found here.

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Welcome to KUM Preschool

Welcome!

Over 50 years ago, KUM Preschool opened on a trial basis with 30 children and two teachers. Today, we serve over 150 students through a developmentally-appropriate curriculum and child-directed play. We are dedicated to helping children achieve personal, social, and academic success while developing a love of learning in the process.

Come for a visit. We'd love to get to know you.

Jenny Goff, Director

Enrollment for the 2024/25 School Year is Open!

K.U.M. welcomes families of all races, religions, and/or nationalities. Click the links below for forms, dates and additional information.

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Our Philosophy

KUM believes in providing a strong foundation in social and emotional development through play-based learning and developmentally-appropriate curriculum, so that children may achieve personal, social, and academic success while developing a love of learning in the process.

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Visiting the school is the best way to see if it is a good fit for your child and your family. While we welcome visitors at any time, to ensure that someone is available to conduct a tour, we ask that you call in advance to schedule a time that is convenient for you and the preschool.

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KUM welcomes families of all races, religions, and/or nationalities. We are currently accepting registration applications for new students. Registration applications are available online and at the preschool office. Questions? Please give us a call at 314-966-5223.

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The KUM Difference

Our Programs

The classroom curriculum is designed to include a large block of time for child-directed play among the various centers in the room. During this time, teachers prepare the classroom with engaging materials and learning opportunities so that children may explore and act on their environment, observe and ask questions, and interact with others. Activities are also provided to practice emerging, age-appropriate skills during teacher directed, small group activities. Further options are also offered throughout the week to enrich the child’s school experience.

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VIP Volunteers

The Co-Op program will be reinstated for the 2022-2023 school year in a new format called VIP VOLUNTEERS. Parents and caregivers who have chosen to participate in our VIP VOLUNTEER program may sign up for a date once a semester on the class calendar. A VIP Volunteer can be a parent, grandparent, caregiver or any other adult family member.

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Our Programs

The classroom curriculum is designed to include a large block of time for child-directed play among the various centers in the room. During this time, teachers prepare the classroom with engaging materials and learning opportunities so that children may explore and act on their environment, observe and ask questions, and interact with others. Activities are also provided to practice emerging, age-appropriate skills during teacher directed, small group activities. Further options are also offered throughout the week to enrich the child’s school experience.


VIP Volunteers

The Co-Op program will be reinstated for the 2022-2023 school year in a new format called VIP VOLUNTEERS. A VIP Volunteer can be a parent, grandparent, or a Very Important Person in the child's life. The purpose of volunteering is to assist all children, the teachers, and have fun!

Volunteers may sign up for a date once a semester on the class calendar. The times for volunteers will be agreed upon by each classroom teacher and the volunteer. Volunteers must have a signed Volunteer Agreement filed in the office, view our Parent Helping Video and follow volunteer guidelines. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can be exposed to paint, sand, water, etc.

The Kindness Code

The Kindness Code is an approach to supporting children’s behavior with empathy, direct teaching, guidance/re-direction, and positive language. The kindness Code does not use threats, anger, punishing, or shaming to ensure cooperation. By using and modeling kindness through The Kindness Code, we increase the likelihood that our students will have positive social/emotional growth and increased compliance.

1962
Year Founded

28
Staff Members

150+
Students

Student Spotlight.

Student Spotlight

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