✻ Developmentally Appropriate Programs for Ages 2-5
✻ Early Childhood/Elementary Degreed Educators
✻ Pre-Kindergarten Enrichment
✻ Extended Day Activities
✻ Summer Camp Program
✻ Warm, nurturing environment
✻ Playgroup for toddlers
✻ Education of the whole child through language and play
While K'Ton Ton is the only Jewish preschool in Northwest Indiana, families of all faiths attend K'Ton Ton. We don't teach religion at K'Ton Ton. We do share and participate in Jewish culture and traditions, such as potato latkes at Hanukkah. We have a weekly Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) celebration on Fridays, during which we sing, dance, and eat challah (which the children make many weeks!) We also celebrate Jewish holidays.
Between the ages of two and five, children are learning many basic social skills and attitudes. Each child is unique, and they develop at their own rate. K’Ton Ton provides a developmentally appropriate environment where the child learns while having fun.
Play is one of the most important experiences of childhood. Through play, children develop physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. At K’Ton Ton, children learn and play in a warm, respectful environment and have many different activities from which to choose.
Jewish values and traditions are woven naturally through all of our disciplines so that they become both a meaningful and treasured part of each child's experience. Some examples are: respect for others, kindness, being a constructive member of a community and tzedakah.
It is the mission of K’Ton Ton to contribute to the development of children by providing an enriched play experience and guidance in social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Our approach is guided by our recognition and respect for the unique qualities of each child. We recognize that each child has individual needs, interests and passions. We aim to encourage each child’s natural sense of wonder about the world and to promote respect and care for others. Each child is a treasured member of our K’Ton Ton preschool family.
K'Ton Ton has been the pride and joy of the Jewish Federation for over 60 years.
K'Ton Ton first opened in the 1950s in Gary. After some time, we moved to Hammond, and finally to the little house on 45th Street in Highland, where we stayed for 25 years! In 1985, we were one of the first, and only, area preschools to achieve NAEYC accreditation. We started as just a preschool, and over the years, added a Mommy 'n Me program, Monday's Pre-K program, after-school activities, Me "Two", and more!
In 2003, we moved to our new building on Progress Avenue, where we are currently located in Munster.
585 Progress Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
or by appointment