The show was on Indianapolis Channel 13 each weekday and was called “Kindergarten College.” Each week four different kids were featured with host Nancy Leonard. I honestly don’t remember a lot about it, even though I was on the show and watched it too, but I think we listened to stories, made crafts, things like that.
So, here are the kids from my week, in July of 1970:
I’m in the blue dress. Cute, and I remember the big red strawberry pin I’m wearing – it was probably my mom’s. I do regret my big ‘ol “grandpa” shoes, and how I longed for hair like that other little girl’s, but ah well. Mine was “easy to take care of!” I’m thinking the boy on the left in those snazzy red tennies looks like he’d rather be somewhere else, and what’s up with the other boy’s shirt? Is that camo, or tie-dye gone bad? Also have to love Nancy’s bouffant hairdo and the general ’60s-’70s look of the whole photo.
We made the hour drive to Indianapolis each morning for a week for the filming of the show, which a little online searching reveals to have run from 1957-1973. It seems like a simpler time when a TV show could basically depict preschool, but such was the era.
Any other Kindergarten College alumni out there?
**I love reading the comments from all you alum out there! Sad to read that Nancy Leonard passed away in 2012.