At Kane Street Kids we are proud to promote the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of children within a comfortable, progressive Jewish environment.
Daily classroom schedules reflect a balance between structure and independent choice. Our experienced head and assistant teachers establish familiar routines that include many opportunities for each child to learn and explore individually, in small groups and as a class.
To further enrich our programming, specialists in music, sports, movement, literature and drama visit the school each week.
We offer a 3-day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), or 5-day morning session for our two-year-old students and a 5-day session until 11:50am or 2:30pm for our three-year-old students.
Our four-year-old students attend Kane Street Kids from 8:20am-2:30pm (2:00pm Fridays) five days a week.
We additionally offer an Early Drop-off from 8:00am as an on-demand, or pre-planned longer term arrangement.
Our Afternoon Enrichment program runs from your child's dismissal time until 3:30pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:00pm on Fridays. Enrichment offerings have included Hebrew, Spanish, Art & Artists, Yoga, and more.
For a view of our annual schedule, please
download the 2022-2023 Calendar.
Please note: School dismisses at 2:00pm on Fridays throughout the school year, in time for the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat). The Preschool is not open on Jewish holidays.
Kane Street Kids' classes for two- three- and four-year olds are all led by experienced head teachers who either have a Masters' Degree in Education or have a Bachelor's degree in education or a related field and are currently pursuing a Masters. They are fully qualified to work with young children, exceeding the accreditation and qualifications required by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, which oversees all private preschools in the City.
Each classroom comprises at least two teachers; the assistant teachers give support to the head teacher, and in parallel are typically working on obtaining their own Master's in Education. We provide support and professional development for all of our teachers, and aim to constantly improve our faculty's skills and encourage them in their goals as educators.
As part of Kane Street Synagogue, we are proud to incorporate Jewish culture and religious practice into our daily curriculum. There are regular classroom visits by the Synagogue by our clergy, Cantor Sarah Myerson, who participates in exposing the children to Jewish ritual practices. And even though not all of our teachers are Jewish, all have embraced joyous Jewish songs, prayers, and traditions.
In addition to our own weekday classes, we also closely partner with the Synagogue and the community to provide opportunities for our students and their families to participate in age-appropriate Jewish practice outside of preschool hours. These include teaching Friday night rituals at home (candle lighting, and blessings over grape juice and challah), or participating in Saturday morning Shabbat services or Jewish holiday celebrations held at the Synagogue.
The Synagogue also has a vibrant and active Hebrew School, and for those who wish for their children to continue their Jewish education, we work with our Director of Youth Education and Family Programming Rabbi Val Lieber to make the transition to Hebrew School—which starts with Roshanim for Pre-K students—as smooth as possible
Please contact Preschool Director Cam Lieberson, if you are seeking space for the current year. We have limited spaces available in our twos and threes program currently.
Per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, children must turn two-years-old prior to September 30 of any given year, in order to attend Kane Street Kids for the full academic year. Limited spaces may be available for a mid-semester start for children who turn two through December 31st.
You can also join our mailing list to be invited to future open house dates using our open house registration form or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cam Lieberson (they/them) Cam is thrilled to be joining the Kane Street Kids community in their first year as Education Director. After earning their undergraduate degree in Educational Theater from NYU, they launched into their teaching career, working in general education and arts integration roles for children of all ages. After a few years working with elementary-aged students, they taught their first year of preschool, and it was pure magic. Since then, they have been committed to working with children ages 2-5 in both general and special education settings, with a focus on cultivating a sense of joy and belonging in the classroom.
This brought them to their studies as a graduate student at Bank Street College of Education, where they earned an MSED in Early Childhood Education and Arts Integration. The joy that music, dance, storytelling, and drama have brought to their students is immeasurable, and they have continued to advocate for strong arts programs for children of all ages. During their recent years as an educator, they have dedicated their practice to developing identity and social justice work with and for young children. As a trans, nonbinary teacher, it has become important to them to see every member of their school community–children, families, faculty, and staff–feel a sense of belonging and support.
Please feel free to contact Cam any time at email@example.com.
The Kane Street Kids Committee is comprised of members of Kane Street Synagogue who are parents of KSK students and alumni, and other volunteers who have experience in early childhood education. They work with the Preschool Director and Synagogue's other senior staff towards the continued growth, enrichment and enhancement of KSK's educational program. For more information, contact the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.