Kids In Action Pre-K was established in 1994 and serves children ages 4 and 5. The KIA Pre-K curriculum is designed for children who will be 4 years old by August 31st.

KIA is a part of the Hingham Public Schools. Beginning in the fall of 2022, our Pre-K Program is located at East 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.

*Location is subject to change based on HPS availability.


  1. Register Here beginning January 3, 2022
  2. Fee Schedule
  3. Pre-K Handbook

**Kindergarten 2022/23 is currently full. Registrations submitted with be placed on the waitlist.


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 Childhood 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


Mrs. Dyer has worked at KIA since 2005. She has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She is certified in PreK-3 and grades 1-6. When she isn’t at KIA, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 daughters and dog.

Judy Cheney

Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Cheney has been with KIA for 6 years. Prior to KIA she ran a state licensed home daycare for 20+ years for ages newborn-middle school.

She enjoys being a new grandmother of 2 beautiful baby girls, walking the beach, riding bikes and going to the gym.

Kids In Action Pre-K

Telephone: (781)804-4211

Address: South Elementary School, 831 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043 (*Location is subject to change based on HPS availability.)