Our Story • Our Space • Our Teachers

Our Story

Kiel Cooperative Preschool opened in 1972, through the efforts of area parents who saw a need for an early education program in the Kiel area. The program has been in its current location, above Kiel City Hall, since its inception. 

As a cooperative program, KCP (originally known as Kiel Nursery School) has served hundreds of area children and has been administered by dozens of parents who have served on the preschool board of directors. 

For 51 years, KCP has been committed to providing an age-appropriate, early learning experience to preschool-age children and their families.

Our Space

All are welcome! All belong! KCP accepts students starting at 2.5 years old.

Large gym outside of the classroom for gross-motor activities.

In-classroom loft for quiet play and reading.
Sensory bin for lots of fun and play. Rotated weekly with new sensory play-time content.

Encouraged play-based learning where children can explore our classroom and develop independent skills. 

Every morning the kids have free-play where they are encouraged to respect each other and their surrounding environment.

After free-play and centers, the kids gather for circle-time where they talk about the months, days, weather and listen to their teacher read books based on that week's learning theme. This is where we practice saying our alphabet, counting to 100, and asking lots of questions.

Meet the Teachers

Abby Hartman - Director, Lead Teacher

Abby has been a part of KCP since 2018. Every day, she creates an environment for the children to have fun learning through our play-based curriculum. “I love teaching this age group of children because they are always so eager to learn and I enjoy getting to watch them grow through the many stages of their early educational development." - Mrs. Abby

Kay Blatz - Assistant Teacher