About Us

Who We Are

Thank you for inquiring about Merokee Day school and Camp and visiting our website. Let me introduce myself. My name is Vivian Kanter. I started out my career as a kindergarten teacher and then moved onto becoming the director of a local nursery school program. I wanted to start a program where I would feel confident enrolling my own children; a place where children would feel safe and instill a love for learning. In 1977 I became the owner and operator of Merokee Day School. Ever since then, my daughter, Tracey Ferguson and I have taken pride in providing a quality program to thousands of toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-age children for over three decades.

Our philosophy of providing children a fun, warm, nurturing and safe environment has kept families returning to our program year after year, generation after generation. We believe that a child’s early childhood educational experience builds the foundation for not only becoming a successful student, but a successful individual as well. We take pride in having past parents and students visit us every year to let us know what a wonderful and positive experience our program provided and how this experience has been the basis for their continued educational endeavors.

We hope you will give us the opportunity to give your child an early childhood educational experience that he or she will love and see why we are one of the best programs around.

Vivian Kanter and Tracey Ferguson

What We Do


As parents, we often worry whether or not our child will know their ABC’s and 123’s and are ready to enter the public school sector. We sometimes forget that there are other skills children need to acquire. Children need to learn social skills, problem solving skills, and life skills to be not only successful students, but successful individuals as well. Our programs focus on the child’s learning as a whole, not just their cognitive skills.