Preschools Local Preschool Guide 2018-2019 Lake Country Family Fun Waukesha County

Lake Country and Waukesha County Preschool Guide

Disclaimer: Preschools listed below have paid to be listed, but each one has been recommended by Lake Country Family Fun readers. Lake Country Family Fun is the number one parenting resource in Waukesha County, priding itself on being thoroughly connected to the community, including these preschools. If you have a Preschool that you would love to see in this guide, comment below and we will reach out to them (if we haven’t already). 

As a parent, it is often a hard choice when the time comes to figure out where to send your child for their preschool years.  There are so many choices and different curricula to consider. 2K? 3k? 4k? Public versus private? Montessori? Waldorf? Virtual? Traditional? Does my child have to be potty trained? Is there wrap-around care?

Lake Country Family Fun prides itself on finding the best Waukesha County preschools and sifting through the information so you don’t have to. This guide is here to help you navigate all the wonderful schools that the Lake Country and Waukesha County area offers for Preschools and pre-primary programs. There are over 30 preschools featured below that are located in 12 communities such as Brookfield, Delafield, Dousman, Hartland, Oconomowoc (including Okauchee), Pewaukee, Waukesha and more! All of these preschools are recommended by our amazing readers!

Being a local parent and author of this guide, I am so impressed by the preschools near me. I was hesitant to send my first born to Pre K, and now I want to send my third to several! I love working with the schools listed in this guide and learning how each are unique and special, but the one thing they all have in common is their heart is in the community and the kids. There is a lot of love to go around, and I hope you find the perfect infant, preschool, daycare or preschool for your children right here in Lake Country and Waukesha County.

Don’t miss these PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSES to get a first hand view of these local preschools! You can use this handy guide to narrow your search down, and then physically visit your top schools to tour and meet the staff. 

In this guide you will find:

Childhood as it should be.
We believe that a healthy and happy childhood will pave the way for an extraordinary life.
Be sure to check out our outdoor classrooms which will be used during the school year! Prairie Hill is a proud participant in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program; making Waldorf education more accessible to all.

Prairie Hill Waldorf School

30+ Preschools in Waukesha County

Listed Preschools Alphabetically

To view the details about a given school, find their information in the city tab associated with them.

2022 Waukesha County Preschools by City

14155 W Burleigh Rd,
Brookfield, WI 53005

Parent testimonial

“We are amazed daily by not only the education, but the love for school our son comes home with each and every day! It is truly incredible to watch our son love being at school and to be surrounded by such a great community. From the minute we drop him off, I know that he is in a safe and nurturing environment that is meeting his social and academic needs, but also growing his faith, setting the foundation for years to come. As a former teacher myself, I cannot say enough great things about the teachers, staff, and community at BCS!”
– Lindy E.

Unique Highlight:
BCS is a smaller school with a wide variety of opportunities for students, supported by an incredibly strong community – it truly is like one big family. 

Description:
Brookfield Christian offers 3K three mornings/week, half-day or full-day 4K four or five days/week, and kindergarten four or five full days/week. Our programs balance play and exploration with curriculum that provides a strong academic foundation.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Call us at 262-782-4722 or email admissions@brookfieldchristian.org to schedule a private in-person or virtual tour. 

Contact them:

3462 N Brookfield Road
Brookfield, WI 53045

Parent testimonial

“BA really prepares children in all aspects of life. It’s not just the academics – they teach kindness and respect. They inspire kids to be their best in a very nurturing environment. We have seen the kids grow up and they are polite, kind, and confident — which is amazing.”
– Dr. Rupika N.

Unique Highlight:
Our young scholars are provided with an exceptional curriculum, small class sizes, and a nurturing environment to begin their journey to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Description:
Brookfield Academy is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school serving K3 through Grade 12. Little Knights (K3) is a half-day, morning program. Level A (K4) is a morning or afternoon half-day program. Level B (K5) is a full day program. Extended day options available.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours and information sessions available throughout the year. For information please call 262-783-3200 x-141. Open Houses held in late October and late April.

Contact them:

1650 N Brookfield Rd,
Brookfield, WI 53045

Parent testimonial

“We have been involved with the preschool program at Christ the Lord for three years. We love the Christ-centered education our children receive, which provides not only a great academic foundation, but one for their faith as well. The staff at Christ the Lord are kind, caring and knowledgeable, providing a nurturing environment along with excellent academics. From day one, you are welcomed into the family community Christ the Lord offers. Having your kids love going to school is such a blessing. We know this is the best place for our children to receive their preschool education.”
– Susan W.

What makes Christ the Lord unique:
Our blended 3K-4K program has flexible enrollment options that meet the needs of all families. Children have the opportunity to stay in the same building until 8th grade, creating a family-like atmosphere in our school.

Description:
Christ the Lord Lutheran School is a preschool through eighth grade school, which provides a Christ-centered, Bible-based education where children of our congregation and community have the opportunity to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 
Tours are available upon request. Use our website link (https://christthelordbrookfield.org/connect/) or call 262-782-3040 to request information or schedule a tour.

Open House Dates: Feb. 15 from 4-6PM, Feb. 17 from 5-7PM

Contact them:

13001 W North Ave,
Brookfield, WI 53005

Parent testimonial

“Words can’t describe how much I love Elmbrook! As an early childhood teacher I had immensely high expectations for my son’s first school experience. I hoped he would be in a classroom that he felt a part of, and he, as well as our family, have developed close friendships with his peers and their families. I hoped that he would continue to develop skills of empathy and he certainly has. He values himself and communicates well with peers. The most exciting part for me is that he developed social and academic skills through play and creating- often using real materials found in nature. I was always amazed at what he was working on in class and bringing home. I’m thankful we found Elmbrook with my first, so I can send his younger brothers there, as well!”
– Mary S.

What makes Elmbrook Preschool unique:
Great school, innovative activities, wonderful teachers – your child will feel like Elmbrook Preschool is a second home in no time.

Description:
lmbrook Preschool is a half-day preschool with a warm, welcoming environment that promotes the development of the whole child. Our play-based curriculum encourages practice in friendship, empathy, creative thinking and everyday challenges. Our teachers make sure each day is an important experience for their students. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Call us at 262-780-0122 or email info@elmbrookpreschool.org to schedule a tour. Find information on our preschool and forms here. Enrollment for Fall, 2022 begins in February.

 

Contact them:

1600 N. Genesee Street,
Delafield, WI 53018

Parent testimonial

“I love All God’s Children! All 3 of my children have attended with my youngest being a current student. I love the energy of the teachers. They are engaging and have creative ways to teach in a fun way. I also love the natural way that they integrate God into their teachings and pray before snack and lunch. It’s a great preschool that has successfully instilled a joy of learning in my children. I highly encourage everyone to check it out!”
– Jen H.

Unique Highlight:
We get so connected to our preschool families that they become part of our AGC family!  We have been utilizing the Brightwheel app which allows easy communication between families, teachers and preschool. 

Description:
All God’s Children offers a strong play-based curriculum which provides a strong foundation for a love of learning.  Our preschoolers grow socially and emotionally, while becoming independent learners.  Our classrooms offer areas that are age and developmentally appropriate including listening centers, tactile tables, building blocks, trucks, kitchen center, manipulatives to help develop their fine motor skills and dramatic play center setting the stage for social interactions.   Outdoor play is part of our curriculum as we enjoy being outside in our fenced-in playground with updated play equipment.  We also offer lunch bunch and extended enrichment opportunities for children to extend their day in a convenient, flexible way.   

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Families are invited to come visit our preschool for a personal tour as we kick off 2022-2023 registration on Monday, January 31.  Feel free to email agcisfun@centurytel.net or call 262-646-2136 to arrange a tour or additional information.  Registration is available online at allgodschildrenpreschool.com.  Be sure to check out our video on our facebook page.

Contact them:

W329N4476 Lakeland Dr suite 170, Nashotah, WI 53058

Parent testimonial

We can not say enough wonderful things about Lake Country Montessori. Our children have blossomed because of the school’s dedicated teachers and the kindness and respect they show for the children and their parents. Not only have our children learned basic fundamentals through hands on work, but the additional emphasis on grace, courtesy, and kindness toward others is amazing. Lake Country Montessori is an incredible environment for our children, and we’re so thankful that they have the opportunity to experience this wonderful school and its staff.
-Megan D.

Unique Highlight: 
Children experience sensitive periods or windows of opportunity. We match appropriate lessons and materials to these sensitive periods when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori

Description:
The Montessori Experience: Children experience sensitive periods, or windows of opportunity. We match appropriate lessons and materials to these sensitive periods when learning is most naturally absorbed and internalized.  Enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year now!

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

For more information, please call: (262) 367-6595 or email: ADMIN@LCMSCHOOL.ORG.

Contact them:

S37W35415 Co Rd D,
Dousman, WI 53118

Parent testimonial

“Kettle Moraine Preschool was an awesome preschool experience for our 2 girls! The 3K class was such a positive introduction into school for the first time. The 3 full days in 4K were a wonderful way to prepare for kindergarten. (My girls loved packing a lunch to eat with their classmates!) I felt that my kiddos had a lot of opportunity to learn through play, which was important to us. Our family felt so welcome at Kettle Moraine Preschool!”

– Nora E.

Unique Highlight:
Kettle Moraine Preschool prioritizes developing relationships with students and families.  Our small, family owned country school setting and nurturing, knowledgeable teachers give our school a warm and inviting atmosphere.  We foster a love of nature while exploring our nature trail and other outdoor educational experiences.  Learning is customized to student interest and tailored to meet each student where they are.  Kettle Moraine Preschool is a happy place to learn and grow with friends! 

Description:
Kettle Moraine Preschool offers an exceptional preschool education within a safe, nurturing classroom community.  In addition to our 3k program, we are a 4K community partner site for the Kettle Moraine School District.  Our three full-day schedule allows us to dig deeper into academics while still having plenty of time for free play, art, music, rest time, and outdoor play. At Kettle Moraine Preschool we strive to foster a life-long love of learning while helping your child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We prioritize home/ school communication and have many fun events throughout the year for parents and grandparents to enjoy with their children.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Please visit our website for more information or give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual tour:262-965- 5900.

Contact them:

246 W Ottawa Ave,
Dousman, WI 53118

Parent testimonial

“I am excited for my daughter to start 3K here in the fall. My older daughter is in 5K and the teachers are so positive and caring.”

– M.K.

Unique Highlight:
Licensed teachers provide a true school experience with individual academic goals set for all preschool students and play-based learning experiences following the Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards. (WMELS)

Description:
Full day, 5 day a week program (other options available). Fun learning environment focused on individualized goals and including outdoor education opportunities. Dedicated teachers, licensed by the State of Wisconsin, continue to improve their skills through continuing education and collaborative planning.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Join us for our Open House and Carnival on Sunday, January 30, Noon – 2 PM.  For more information on this event, please visit our website. Or, call to schedule your tour now. 262-965-2291

Contact them:

4024 Nagawicka Rd
Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

Parent testimonial

“We couldn’t have anticipated how quickly ULS would surpass our expectations. Our daughter felt at home in the Preprimary wing from the moment she set foot in it. We were amazed at how she started exploring the classroom independently. She also loved exploring the ULS campus.”
-Bonnie L., Preprimary Parent

Unique Highlight:
Enjoy the wooded trails, prairie lands and green spaces of our beautiful 180-acre campus. Our
Preprimary students love getting outside to build forts, hike trails and visit the VICs — very important chickens.

Description:
ULS provides a foundation for children to become confident young individuals who develop a strong love of learning that stays with them. Our preprimary programs are inspired by the internationally recognized Reggio Emilia approach that fosters:

  • Indoor and outdoor learning
  • Collaborative group work
  • Dramatic play
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: Please contact our Admissions Department to schedule a guided tour for you and your student:  admissions@universitylake.org or call 262-367-6011, ext. 1455.

Contact them:

31385 W. Hill Road,
Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

“Divine Redeemer feels like home to my children and me. The staff is so caring and they start each morning with prayer and focus. My kids love their school so much and I am thankful for that. They are ahead of the curve in academics and impress me with their knowledge and abilities. One of my boys is in speech and gets services twice a week during the school day which is awesome and he’s improving greatly. I think Wednesday chapel is the best part of the week as the kids sit with “Chapel Families” instead of by grade which increasing cross-age interaction and team building. There is so much to love about DR.”
-Stephanie S.

Unique Highlight:
Divine Redeemer is truly a “family”.  We have “Chapel Families” and “Chapel Buddies” that build community across-grades. You will see our Principal every day outside greeting families and students. 

Description:
Offering exceptional options for an academic- based preschool experience for your little one.  Divine Redeemer has been offering a strong Christian academic environment for education for more than thirty years. The school is Nationally Accredited and awarded as an Exemplary school. Teachers are highly professional, state certified and experienced early childhood educators. Not only will your child experience the highest level of academics set in a fun, engaging environment, but in addition, their entire school day will be filled with the teachings and love of Jesus! Class sizes and student-to- teacher ratios are perfect for early learning!

Our school offers many other services available to our children including:

– Financial assistance
– Full-Time Resource Teacher
– Speech Services
– On-site School Counselor
– Participates in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)
– Summer Camp

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 
Note: Teacher interviews located on the school’s website here.

School Enrollment
(Toddler, 2K – 8th Grade) begins Monday February 7th with online applications (See Tads on School website at school/drlc.org)- Contact the School’s Admissions Office for more information. 

2022-23 School Year Open House (1st grade – 8th grade)

Prospective families are welcome to attend an open house at one of two dates either  Thursday, February 17th or Wednesday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.   More details here

Divine Redeemer Lutheran School Early Childhood Development Center Open House (Infant – Kindergarten)
An in-person Open House is scheduled for two days. Attend either February 17th or the 23rd at 6:30pm.  Details here.

Contact them:

1023 E Capitol Dr,
Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

“Zion has loving teachers, and the children learn their ABC’s, 123’s and learn about the love of Jesus.”
-Jennifer K.

Unique Highlight:
It is a family environment and our children love attending school here.

Description:
Zion Lutheran School offers 3K/4K Christian based, age appropriate academic curriculum. Our small classes offer a fun, loving family environment that encourages the children to be creative, and to help them grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Our school has large classrooms, low teacher to student ratio, a full size gym, and many outdoor play areas and equipment. Our program is five days a week and you have the option to choose which days would fit into your schedule. Our day begins at 8:20 a.m. Monday-Friday and ends at 11:30 a.m. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Please visit our WEBSITE or call 262-367-3617.

Contact them:

1100 WI-83
Delafield, WI 5302
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Parent testimonial

“We were drawn to TAA because it is not a one-to-one school (one device per one student); rather, the students learn through interaction with their peers and teachers, through spending time in nature and with good literature, and through forming a relationship with the One who brought it all to be.”

Unique Highlight:
Our preschool students spend hours outside exploring and creating in nature. Handwork, nature study, music, stories, spanish, poetry tea, art, and life skills are a regular part of the day.  TAA is a hybrid school, blending traditional classroom learning with homeschool learning.

 

Description:
The Augustine Academy exists to partner with parents by offering an education that prepares children to thoughtfully engage the world. This work is grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the truth that we were created–mind, heart, and affections–to bring glory to God and are invited to be a part of his redemptive, creative work in his world. TAA is a classical school featuring a blend of classroom and homeschool learning designed to cultivate partnership with parents in education. Steeped in Charlotte Mason’s liberal arts model, students learn through engaging living ideas in our rigorous curriculum. Positive relationships with teachers and peers are fostered in a joyful atmosphere both in the classroom and in nature.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:
Join us for our first Open House of 2022 on February 1, 6:00-7:30pm. Tours and additional open houses are available throughout the year.  Please visit our website for more information and register online at http://www.augustineacademy.com/events

Contact them:

526 Renson Rd, Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

“We have been very happy with St. Charles Parish School’s early education. We really like that they have several choices for 3K and 4K including half day and full day options for both. The tuition is very reasonable, especially compared to other private schools. Overall, we have been very pleased with the education and enrichment our children have received from St. Charles Parish school.”
-Jen O.

Unique Highlight:
Students in 3K and 4K attend Mass with our older students — and even have a buddy sit with them!

Description:
St. Charles Parish School, a vibrant and growing school in the heart of Lake Country, offers a variety of preschool programs to meet the needs of families and young students.  Our preschool program is growing as more families learn about the curriculum where these 3- and 4-year olds learn through organized play and center time in faith-filled classrooms.  Our tuition is the lowest of Catholic schools in Western Waukesha County.  There is space available in our preschool programs, and we would love to show you around our interactive, bright and happy classrooms.  

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Please call Principal Dan Garvey or Advancement Officer Allison Caswell for a tour at 262-367-2040 or email school@stcharleshartland.org

Contact them:

3325 Hwy 83
Hartland, WI 53029

Parent testimonial

“Wee Know has been the perfect fit for our family. The staff is patient, loving and attentive to the needs of each child. They provide a nurturing environment where our daughters have experienced learning through a balance of play and structured activities. We have seen them build their social and emotional skills, preparing them for the school years ahead. Wee Know has also been extremely flexible to accommodate a schedule that works best for our family. We highly recommend Wee Know to any Lake Country family!”
-Michelle S.

Unique Highlight:
Many centers move children to a new age group on their birthday. Wee Know School believes in an age-appropriate curriculum in a consistent setting. Class placement is determined by child’s age as of Sept. 1st. Children continue with the same teachers and classmates throughout the school year (Sept.-May) learning at a level that is developmentally appropriate for their age. Each summer they “fly” up to the next age group.

Description:
Wee Know has been serving the Lake Country area since 1975. We are a YoungStar 5 star center and Nationally Accredited. Our “Theme” based curriculum inspires children to learn about the world around them. Stories, discussions, art and dramatic play enhance creativity and verbal skills. Nurturing interactions and educational hands-on learning activities build self-esteem, intellectual development, independence, and a positive feeling toward learning. Gym activities and extensive outdoor play area develop and strengthen gross motor skills.

Wee Know collaborates with the Kettle Moraine School District as a 4K program site for families residing in the district. Wrap around care is also available.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Families are welcome to schedule a tour by calling 262.367.0200
Please call or email (office@weeknowschool.com) to receive registration information for  Fall 2021.

Contact them:

W336 S8455 Hwy E
Mukwonago WI 53149

Parent testimonial

“We found NCM when we were researching pre-schools in our area. Our twins were three-years-old at the time and we knew they were ready for socializing and a school setting. We fell in love with everything we saw during our visit–independent, confident, bright, happy children who were clearly thriving in this environment. From the moment the first four-year-old child introduced herself to us we felt like NCM was the right place for our children. We’ve stayed at NCM because we cannot imagine a more fitting place for our three children to learn and grow–at their own pace, to their own interests. It is the environment itself that shows them how to be kind, respectful, motivated, confident, curious children. The teachers and other staff have created this incredible place; where everyone feels safe, where patience is abundant, where belief in children is ever-present and their dedication to the Montessori method is core. We treasure the experiences they are given to stretch their minds and their hearts. We’ve joined a community of families that is now an innate part of how we are raising our children.”
– Anna and David J.

Description:
Nature’s Classroom Institute and Montessori School, serves students from 3 years old through high school on our 140 acre campus in Mukwonago. Our strong and authentic Montessori curriculum with an environmental connection is recognized worldwide as a leader in connecting children to the outdoor environment. Come for a tour and experience our brand new facility with bright, open, beautiful classrooms; meet our Montessori trained and experienced teaching staff committed to educating the whole child. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

For Information and /or personalized school tours (on Saturdays between 10am and noon), please contact Deepa Shreekumar (Head of School) at deepa@nciw.org.
 

Contact them:

410 West Veterans Way
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Parent testimonial

“My children have been attending St. John’s for many years. We love the Christian atmosphere and loving teachers. The teachers are so kind and loving and my child is well prepared for kindergarten and beyond. My children absolutely love going to school every day! You will not find a better preschool than St. John’s!”

Unique Highlight:
Family atmosphere is what makes St. John’s unique all centered around God’s Word.  Throughout the year your family will have opportunities to meet and mingle with the school families to get to know each other and to encourage each other.  The students in 3K all the way through 8th grade intermingle with each other teaching and helping each other.  Family is super important and we try to make our school a family friendly place to come and learn and worship.

Description:
St. John’s provides a warm, caring, consistent Christian environment. Children have the daily joy of hearing and learning about their Savior, Jesus. Songs and stories from God’s Word are shared. Children are encouraged to learn, explore, and play through interactive experiences. The goal is to train the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and socially. Programming is based on the High Scope Curriculum.  For more information visit our website at www.stjohnslutheran-muk.org and then click on the preschool link.  

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours can be arranged by contacting the school office (school@stjohnslutheran-muk.org) anytime! The principal and the classroom teacher will work with you to set up a day and time that works for you.  

Contact them:

N75 W31283 Hwy VV
North Lake, Wisconsin 53064

Parent testimonial

My son has thrived at LCK the past two years. He loves going to school and is excited to see what each day will bring. The teachers are fantastic and really work with each student and family. I am constantly amazed by all the things he is learning and doing!

– Stacy S.

Unique Highlight:
Parents are a child’s most important educators. As a Co-op, LCK values parent involvement by encouraging them to share their interests and talents in the classroom, participate on the Officers’ Board, join committees and sign up for Co-op jobs.

Description:
Lake Country Kindergarten (LCK) is a cooperative program that is a partnership between certified teachers, parents and caregivers. Our focus embraces hands on activities. The year of learning is based upon themes of the world around us. Art, music, science, technolog, games, learning, activities, fine and gross motor play, and dramatic play are the components used for learning. Age-appropriate field trips are planned as well as many parent and child functions throughout the year.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open house generally in late February or early March. Contact LCK Director at director@lckpreschool.com with questions or to schedule a private tour.

Contact them:

210 E. Pleasant St.
Oconomowoc, WI

Parent testimonial

Quote: “St. Paul’s Early Childhood Center was such a wonderful place for my two girls. They learned so much and were truly loved by their teachers. The Director is passionate about the families and the teachers love the kids as their own. One of the hardest parts of moving was knowing that my girls would have to leave the care of St. Paul’s ECC. We love St. Paul’s!”
– Nicole T.

Unique Highlight:
At St. Paul’s you are part of a family from the Infant Room through 8th grade. Parents and children form lasting friendships and support systems.

Description:
St. Paul’s ECC is committed to giving you the security of knowing your child(ren) are in great hands. Our program provides a safe and loving Christian environment that will strengthen and support your child’s spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

At St. Paul’s Lutheran School, our mission is to help God’s children grow to be energetic servant leaders for HIM through love, respect, and a commitment to excellence. To achieve this mission, we continuously strive to provide the highest quality Christian education through academics, faith, fine arts, and athletics. As early as preschool, your child’s education will be continuously tailored to their individual learning style. We invest in each child and help them build a strong academic and spiritual foundation that will prepare them to live in the world as servant leaders and bold witnesses for Jesus Christ. Discover how St. Paul’s can prepare your child to be a Christian leader.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:
To arrange a tour, contact St. Paul’s ECC at 262- 567-6881 or stpaulsecc@splco.org.

Contact them:

N50 W35181 Wisconsin Ave.,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Parent testimonial

“Holy Trinity is like family, they are the most kind-hearted staff we’ve ever met and truly have made an impact on our family, specifically on our daughter. The childcare is outstanding and makes us feel so good to know our daughter has a loving and faith-oriented environment to learn and grow when we’re not with her. She enjoys being there as she’s excited to go each day and tells us about her day when she’s home. Having the option to send her to 2K and 3K is a great addition to her childcare, as the school is just amazing. We look forward to sending our second daughter in spring. God bless!” Heather S.

“Holy Trinity has been heaven sent! My children have been attending Holy Trinity for almost three years. The staff is outstanding – they are truly vested in the care of all the children. The hourly rate is very affordable and the flexible scheduling is a definite bonus. I’m very comfortable when I drop my children off at Holy Trinity as I know they are in good hands.” Cyndee M.

Description:
HTLC offers 2K, 3K, childcare and extended care from 7:00am-6:00pm, year-round Monday through Friday. We provide summer programs for children ages 2-12. Flexible, weekly scheduling at reasonable, hourly rates allow families to pay only for care when needed. Call today for more information!

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours available by appointment. For more information, please call 262.567.2737×712, visit our website at www.holytrinityels.org, ,like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram!

Contact them:

 815 S Concord Rd, Oconomowoc, WI

Parent testimonial

“For the past three years, we’ve been a Hearts & Hands family. After our first visit to the school, we knew it was a perfect fit for our kiddos. The school is located on a beautiful property, with endless amount of outdoor exploring for the kids. If possible, they get the kids outside every day. Once a week, children have the opportunity to stay for lunch bunch (lunch with the teachers/peers) once a week (until 1:00 pm). Something unique to their preschool is their monthly “pastor Dave time” up in the sanctuary. This is always a highlight for our girls. They sing a song and listen to a short story. Although simple, it really has an impact on their little hearts. Lastly, the teachers are rockstars!! The current teaching staff has been working together for ten years! They have the largest hearts and have a child first philosophy that is evident the second you walk in the door!!”
– Caty S

Unique Highlight:
We have 22 acres of property and the kids play outside daily! Exploring God’s creation is a huge part of our program! 

Description:
Hearts and Hands Christian Preschool is a state-licensed, non-profit, inter-denominational preschool.  Their mission is to provide a nurturing and safe environment offering play-based opportunities that will enhance each child’s developmental, spiritual, and physical growth. They will promote and emphasize Christian values through the teaching and managing of our program. They offer various classes for children ages 25 months – 4 years old. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open house Feb 2, 2022. To arrange a tour, contact us at 262-567-4461 or preschool@oconomowocucc.org. 

Contact them:

Lake Country Family Fun interviewed Ms. Meckl at Hearts and Hands. Click HERE to watch.

220 W Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Unique Highlight:
We are in a rec department at a park and beach. Active and outdoor play are a super fun option here!

Description:
The Oconomowoc Rec Preschool program is a play-based program is designed to introduce your child to school in a fun engaging way. Sing and craft your way through the ABC’s. Numbers and more will be introduced. Pre-writing, social skills, math and science will be the focus.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Call 262-569-2199.

Contact them:

1650 Brown Street Oconomowoc, WI

Parent testimonial

“My sons first experience at school was 4k at St Matthew’s. The staff are genuinely excited to see the kids when they arrive. They are so friendly and really enjoy and laugh with my kiddo when he’s there. His performance at school has increased exponentially; their plan for him was professional and personal. At conferences they were very clear on what we should work on at home. I love the Christ centered education and know that it’s reaching my sons heart when I hear him sing and tell Bible stories from school.”
– Erin P.

Unique Highlight:
Whether you are looking for Christ-centered 3K-8 education, Newborn-4K child care or a new church, St. Matthew’s has a place for you. ​

Description:
St. Matthew’s Early Childhood and First Steps offers children a nurturing environment where they can grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. We work to develop positive relationships with children by partnering with families to support a child’s development.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 
Please watch our Virtual Tour Video  at SMLS.ORG and contact us if you are interested in learning more about our school.

Contact them:

N14 W29143 Silvernail Road,
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Parent testimonial

“We were immediately drawn to the beauty of the school: the colors, the smells, the natural elements, the warmth and love from the teachers. It felt like home. When researching more about Waldorf philosophy, we realized how they truly understood each phase of development in the child, taking a much more holistic approach to learning. It isn’t just about reading and memorizing subjects, it’s about ‘experiencing’ it.”

Unique Highlight:

With 14 acres, students really have the opportunity to ‘think outside the walls’.  Beautiful outdoor classrooms, beehives, chicken coop and gardens…the teachers really strive to incorporate the natural world into the curriculum every day.

Description:
Childhood as it should be.

We believe that a healthy and happy childhood will pave the way for an extraordinary life.

The cornerstone of childhood is imaginative, uninterrupted play. This is how your child develops their sense of self and their understanding of how to relate to others. Whether being immersed in the imaginative world of a good story, collecting sticks for a winter fire, or skipping through the meadow with friends, we nurture the whole child.

This play-based curriculum instills resiliency, compassion, and creativity.  With this gentle introduction to formal schooling, your child will be immersed in a childhood that will prepare them for a vibrant future.

Be sure to check out our outdoor classrooms which will be used during the 2021-22 school year!

Prairie Hill is a proud participant in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program; making Waldorf education more accessible to all.

 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

February 5th, 2022 11-2pm
Contact: Jessica Malik to reserve your tour: 262.646.7497
jmalik@prairiehillwaldorf.org

Contact them:

N14W29489 Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee, WI 53072

Parent testimonial

“Sending your little one to preschool is a big decision. We wanted to find a place that was educational, fun, safe, clean, but above all, a place where the staff would love and care for our daughter like we do. I can say without reservation that DaySpring is phenomenal!”
– Nicole C.

Unique Highlight: 
New, safe, clean facilities coupled with a beautiful campus for outdoor learning.

Description:
DaySpring Preschool and Childcare is happy to offer an exceptional education with an emphasis on Christian values that lays a strong foundation for lifelong learning. 2K, 3K, 4K, & 5K programs give students an opportunity to learn new things in an environment that stimulates creativity and develops the child spiritually, academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. Your choice of full day, half day, and 2.5 hour programs are available 5 days a week. Our facility that is new, clean, safe, and fun for children. Your child will flourish with our caring, consistent staff of early childhood educators. They will engage your child in active learning, exploring the world around them, and embracing nature and the outdoors. Our 36 acre campus features a beautiful playground, over 1.5 miles of hiking trails, sledding hills, Ice skating rink, garden, 3 acre pumpkin patch, and indoor bounce houses. Christian character and leadership skills are woven throughout our curriculum and are taught in a way that engages young children. Music, art, and physical education are integrated into our daily schedules. Before & After care, No School Camp Days, as well as a dynamic Summer Camp program are also available for children up to 12 years old.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open house dates coming soon. Schedule a private tour online, it’s easy click here.

Contact them:

W262 N4685 Ryan Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Parent testimonial

Over the past 6 years, we’ve moved multiple times and tried to find the right school for our boys to grow as young learners.  I can say with full confidence that we’ve found it at CELA. CELA is a family, from 3K to 8 th grade.  Our preschoolers truly look up to the older students who are tasked with taking the little ones under their wings and setting an example for how and why we worship God.  Faith, leadership, and academic excellence are engrained in every aspect of the school.  All kids are taught how to speak to a crowd and how to greet people.  Manners and respect for others is emphasized during this crucial introduction to education and socialization. The preschool program at CELA provides the building blocks for young learners.  Each student’s learning is catered to their level, so those that need a challenge get it!  My 4K student is learning sight words and starting to read.  This is not a daycare-like preschool setting by any means.  In addition to the basics, the students go to Spanish, Music, Art, and Gym specials weekly. The facilities are exemplary, and the staff are some of the most helpful, committed, and compassionate people I’ve ever encountered.  We could not be happier that we found CELA.  We look forward to watching our children continue to grow there. 
– Megan S.

Unique Highlight: The combination of core Christian
values, high academic achievement and strong leadership development is something that you do not find in any other school.

Description:
CELA’s early learning programs are second-to-none in educating young leaders in Lake Country by giving them the opportunities to grow academically, learn and participate in on-going Christian values and by presenting them with regular leadership opportunities.  Our 3K, 4K and 5K programs aim to give our students an opportunity to enjoy the challenge of learning new things in a personalized, stimulating, fun and loving environment. 

With certified teaching staff who utilize a rich, research-based curriculum and state-of- the-art learning spaces to customize the unique engagement needs of our 3K, 4K and 5K students, academic growth is quickly seen in each student. Students also enjoy daily Christian values lessons, weekly Chapel services, and spending time with their older Chapel Family buddies in CELA’s Christian Values and Leadership Development (CVLD) program, all of which strengthens each student’s relationship with God. Frequent classes in art, music, physical education (PE) and Spanish, as well as regular use of CELA’s Promethean Boards and Active Tables, personal laptops, reading lofts and customized, gated playgrounds also add to our varied educational program allowing for mental, physical, and spiritual growth within each little learner daily. Where Children and Potential Come Together ™.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House Dates:

  • Saturday, January 29 (10:30 – 12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, February 8 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
  • Saturday, February 19 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
  • Tuesday, March 1 (4:30 – 6:00 pm)

If you are interested in scheduling a private tour, please call 262-691-4321. We’d be happy to assist you.

Contact them:

W240 N3103 Pewaukee Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072

 

Parent testimonial

“We were pretty new to the Pewaukee area when we started our son at Lambs of Christ for 3K. All the staff and families were so warm and welcoming right off the bat. Our son, Henry, had a hard time in the beginning of the school year with me leaving him for the morning, but his teachers helped him and made sure he was okay. Within a few weeks he was totally comfortable and loved going to school. He has thrived so much at LCLC and the best part is that the kids go to chapel daily and learn about God. The staff is amazing and all so caring and wonderful with the students. I would recommend Lambs of Christ to anyone looking for a small, loving, Christ-centered environment for their children to learn and grow.”
– Emily J.

Unique Highlight:
LCLC uses the nationally recognized HighScope Preschool Curriculum approach to preschool education which emphasizes active, play-based learning.

Description:
Lambs of Christ Learning Center (LCLC) is a WELS Lutheran preschool and state licensed childcare center for children ages 2-5 years. LCLC is open from 6:30am -5:30pm and offers morning (8:30-11:30 am) 2K, 3K, and 4K classes, an afternoon (12:00-3:00 pm) blended 3K/4K class, and a Full Day 4K class (8:30 am-3:00 pm). Childcare is available to all preschool children before school (6:30-8:30) and after school (11:30-5:30).

Children attending Lambs of Christ programs hear the unchanging truths of God’s inspired word, the
Bible. They participate in a wide variety of activities that seek to develop the whole child 1) spiritually, 2)intellectually, 3) physically, 4) socially, 5) emotionally, and 6) creatively. The programs respond to the developmental levels of children with active and quiet, individual and group, and indoor and outdoor
activities. LCLC staff is committed to providing programs that offer a warm, nurturing environment with varied educational experiences.

A new full size gym in the event center at Christ Lutheran Church is available for the children to enjoy 
physical activity indoors during inclement weather, and families are invited to participate in social activities (e.g. Fall Fest, Lego Night, Open Gym, etc.) held in the event center as well as worship services hosted by Christ Lutheran.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Please call (262) 691-0720 ext 110 or email LCLC@CHRISTPEWAUKEE.ORG to arrange a time to take a tour.

Contact them:

W225 N3131 Duplainville Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072
 

Parent testimonial

“It feels like Trinity is a hidden gem. My daughter loves attending the 4K at Trinity Academy. The small class sizes allow for individualized attention to kids to work at their own pace. I love that she is learning to pray and love Jesus in the classroom.”
– Michelle K.

Unique Highlight:
Education matters. Faith matters. At Trinity Academy we believe that every child deserves to be fully educated to their fullest potential.

Description:
The Lower School excels in the teaching of reading skills, and the mastery of fundamental arithmetic. Catechism, phonics, grammar, writing, and mathematical computation are emphasized in the earliest grades. Students are immersed daily in outstanding literature and more.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 
Call today to arrange a tour at (262) 695-2933.

Contact them:

470 N Oak Crest Dr,
Wales, WI 53183

Parent testimonial

“{Bethlehem Preschool} is a warm, welcoming, nurturing environment not only for the child, but the whole family. They have helped my children to grow as individuals and be prepared for elementary school. I can’t say enough good things about them!
– Alyssa C.

Description:
Bethlehem Preschool has been serving our community for over 20 years.  We pride ourselves in creating a sense of family and community within our school.  We believe children learn best through play and developmentally appropriate activities with a wide variety of materials.  At Bethlehem we focus on the development of the whole child. Our school provides a warm and loving environment where children can develop to their fullest potential physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually.  We believe that social confidence and a sense of independence is an integral part of academic success and  we focus on developing a love of learning in each of our students. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours are always welcome and highly encouraged at Bethlehem!  We feel that personal tours and classroom observations are the best way to see what we are all about and feel confident in your choice to join our preschool family!  Visit our website  to request a tour or register for classes today!  You can also contact our director, Sue Davies, directly at PRESCHOOL@BETHLEHEMFAMILY.ORG or 262-201-4092.  

Contact them:

3031 Summit Ave,
Waukesha, WI 53188

Parent testimonial

“Awesome preschool and wonderful teachers in both school and childcare. the outdoor “classroom” teaches a lot about nature and gives children much needed outdoor playtime. ” (Peggy S.) “We have really enjoyed Christ of life preschool! The learning about nature & having a woods to play & learn in is so great! I highly recommend if you are interested in a play & nature based education!!” (Emily)

Unique Highlight:
We have many groomed trails, leading students on an adventure parents are sure to hear about!  Our curriculum follows the seasons and what we see happening in the outdoors around us.

Description:
Christ the Life is a Christ-centered, Nature-Based Early Childhood Center.  Our nature center is a favorite for our preschoolers and STEAM Lab (childcare) students, where they learn while running, catching leaves, digging, investigating, playing imaginatively, and just being kids.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours are available during afternoon or early evening hours.  Please contact Julie at 262-547-7315 or at juliebushre@christthelife.com. 

Contact them:

1060 White Rock Ave,
Waukesha, WI 53186

Parent testimonial

“I cannot say enough about Trinity Preschool. The teachers have done so much for our children and their academic advancement. The teacher bent over backwards to help my children in all situations. I would recommend Trinity to absolutely everyone.”
– Michelle

Description:
Trinity is now offering full-day 3K and 4K programs. Trinity provides a warm, caring, consistent Christian environment. Children have the daily joy of hearing and learning about their Savior, Jesus. Songs and stories from God’s Word are shared. Prayer and Christian character are practiced.  Children are encouraged to learn, explore and play through interactive experiences. The goal is to train the whole child: spiritually, emotionally. cognitively, physically and socially. Programming is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as the Wisconsin Early Childhood Standards. 4K is part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours are available at any time!  Please contact Justin Gut, principal, at jgut@trinitywels.com or call (262) 547-8020 to schedule.

Contact them: