Kids In Action Pre-K was established in 1994 and serves children ages 4 and 5. The program is designed with the older Pre-K child in mind. For example, a good candidate for our KIA Pre-K Class is a child who misses the Kindergarten cutoff date.

KIA is a part of the Hingham Public Schools. Our Pre-K Program is located at South Elementary School. Our class runs 5 days per week from 8:30am-1:00pm. You may choose to dismiss your child at 11:30am or 1:00pm.

Our curriculum is theme based and follows the Massachusetts frameworks for Pre-School Children. The Classroom Centers encourage small group play with materials and toys related to the weekly theme. Center Time allows the children the opportunity to strengthen their social skills, improve cooperative play, and reenforce math, literary and science concepts. During large group activities the children are learning Kindergarten Readiness Skills, Listening & Language Skills, Cooperation, Patience and developing their Gross Motor Coordination.

KIA Pre-K is an excellent opportunity for children to develop friendships and to foster a love of learning.


Meet our amazing team.

Our professional staff brings a genuine caring environment to the Pre-Kindergarten Program. The goal of our staff is to provide quality care in a safe and secure environment for each child. In addition, our staff is dedicated dated to serving the individual needs of the children by offering a variety of activities that will foster the development of a positive self-image; encourage the use of appropriate social skills; facilitate discovery and growth and provide abundant physical activities.

Karen Pratt


Mrs. Pratt has been at KIA since 2001! She has a Bachelors in Early Childhoodd Education and Psychology and is EEC Teacher Certified. When she’s not at KIA she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her husband and son. She LOVES the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, Frozen, and Star Wars & Marvel movies.

Cathy Dyer


Judy Cheney

Teacher Assistant

Contact us.

Kids in Action Pre-K
South School, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 781-741-1540 ext. 4211

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