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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550


Kane Street Synagogue Early Childhood and Family Life Center

Kane Street Kids

In September 2005, Kane Street Synagogue opened the first Conservative Jewish pre-school serving the Downtown Brooklyn area. Kane Street Kids is licensed by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and provides students ages two to five with the very highest quality Jewish pre-school education.

Our goal at Kane Street Kids is to promote the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of children within a comfortable, progressive Jewish environment. We warmly welcome families of all religions and religious approaches, as long as they are open to the practice of Jewish customs and traditions in the classroom.

Daily classroom schedules reflect a balance between structure and independent choice. Our experienced, master 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 program, specialists in music, sports, movement, literature and drama visit the school each week.

Comments from Current KSK Parents

“My daughter has flourished at KSK; her amazing teachers have done such an amazing job of incorporating Jewish values and principles of caring for the world—and each other—in a fun and exciting way. We love KSK!”

“Kane Street Kids is a wonderful, warm and nurturing environment to watch a child grow.”

“It’s a warm and loving community that we are lucky to be part of!”

To learn more, contact Preschool Director, Rivka Seeman by email or at 718-875-1550 x4.2016Jan_ES_KSK_Misc-43

Days and Hours

Two-year olds
Three classes of 12 children each
• Red Class – 2 days per week; Tuesday & Thursday
• Orange Class – 3 days per week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday
• Purple Class – 5 days per week; Monday-Friday

Yellow Class – Three-year-olds
9:00am – 12:00pm / 2:00pm
One class of 14 children
• 5 days per week; Monday-Friday

Blue Class – Pre-K (Four-year olds turning five)
One class of 14 children
• 5 days per week; Monday-Friday

Extended Hours (available for an additional fee for full weeks or pro-rated for individual days of the week or for the full year)
8:00-8:45am, Early Drop-off (available for all children)
12:00-2:00pm & 12:00-4:00pm, Afternoon Extensions (for Purple, Yellow and Blue classes only)

Partial week enrollment is not available for five-day classes (Purple, Yellow and Blue).

Download the KSK Calendar 2019-2020

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School dismisses at 2:00pm on Fridays throughout the school year. The preschool is not open on Jewish holidays.

To Apply

Click here to apply for the 2020-21 school year. We are delighted to provide prospective Kane Street Kids parents with school tours, which are conducted by appointment only.

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 November 30.

Please note: We are currently preparing our safe reopening plan, meeting or exceeding guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and the recommendations of the CDC. We expect to offer 5 days of in-person instruction for our three- and four-year-old students, beginning after Labor Day. We have 2- and 3-day openings available for our two-year-old students.

About our Director

Learn more about our Preschool Director.

Kane Street Kids Committee

The Kane Street Kids Committee is comprised of members of Kane Street Synagogue. Our committee includes current parents of Kane Street Kids students, parents of Kane Street Kids alumni, and other volunteers. They work towards the continued growth, enrichment and enhancement of our educational program. For more information, contact the committee co-chairs at [email protected].

Kane Street Kids Committee for the Academic Year 2019-20

Shira Berger, Co-Chair
Marcy Rubenstein, Co-Chair
Jeremy Kaplan
Penny Owen
Jessica Schoengold
Mary Pender-Coplan
Lisa Kulak
Jordan Genee
Amy Honigman

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