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.

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?

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! (Plus a virtual option.) 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 2021-22 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

2021 Waukesha County Preschool Listings by City

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:

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:

14700 Watertown Plank Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122

Parent testimonial

Fantastic school! Both fun and academic. My son, who graduated in 2016 from MDO, receives many compliments on his knowledge and language use in kindergarten. My other son, who is in the k4 at MDO, hears the same. My boys started in the the k2 program and we have been incredibly happy with the staff and the love they have shown us. Great school!
– Leah A.

What makes MDO unique:
Our students stay in the same classroom with the same teachers for the whole school year. This gives the students, their families and teachers an opportunity to get to know each other well and form meaningful relationships.

Description:
Mother’s Day Out Preschool offers programming for infants through 4K in a safe and stimulating learning environment. We are a play based child development program that fosters independence in all areas of curriculum, meeting the needs of the individual student. MDO runs September through May, Monday through Thursday.

Registration for new families will begin on April 1st. Please call 262-782-4267 or email us at  mdopreschooleg@gmail.com for more information. You may also visit our website at mdopreschool.com.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 
To learn more about our program and arrange a tour, go to mdopreschool.com or call 262-782-4267.

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 can sign up to visit our preschool with their family starting January 25 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. Please contact Laurie Wilson, Administrator at  262-646-2136 or email agcisfun@centurytel.net to set up a time that is convenient. Registration for 2021-2022 school year will available online at allgodschildrenpreschool.com starting January 25.  Feel free to check out our video on our website!

Contact them:

120 Nashotah Road
Nashotah, WI

Parent testimonial

“You know your child attends St Joan Of Arc when you pick them up from school and ask how their day was, and all you ever hear in response are things like, “great!”, “best day ever”, “I love my School”. That was the final confirmation that we made the best School decision for our children!”
– Jamie S.

Unique Highlight:

Description:
St.  Joan of Arc Parish School offers Catholic pre-school programming to serve your family.  St. Joan of Arc is a home away from home for the families that we serve and a truly special community. We educate the mind and nurture the soul. All children in our preschool program have the opportunity to attend specials classes like music, art, and gym. Our excellent student to teacher ratio and dedicated, experienced teachers make a St. Joan of Arc education one-of-a-kind.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 12:30-2. To learn more about how our school might serve your family, please contact Holly Cerveny, Principal, at 262-646-5821 or by emailing HCERVENY@SJARC.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:

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 a tour:262-965- 5900.

Open houses currently scheduled for: January 15th and January 24th. More info here

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: 
Contact us to schedule your tour on Visiting Day, Sunday, January 31, Noon – 2 PM. For more information on this event, please visit our website.

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:
Our 180-acre campus provides many outdoor learning opportunities among the trees, in the prairie lands, in the grass, at the open-air classroom, or even on a circle of tree stumps. Our Preprimary students love getting outside to build forts, hike trails and visit the chickens.

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

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

Drop-in tours: Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m.

Lower School Open House Event Click Here.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:  Contact ANGIE.WENGER@UNIVERSITYLAKE.ORG or 262-367-600, 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: 

School Enrollment
(Toddler, 2K – 8th Grade) begins February 1st with online applications (See Tads on School website at school/drlc.org)- Contact the School’s Admissions Office for more information. 

K-8 Information/ Tours & Virtual tour
Prospective families are welcome to view virtual tours & teacher interviews located on the school’s website.   A comprehensive, in-person tour of the campus (following safe covid-19 protocols ) is available by scheduling with the school at 262-367-3664. 

Divine Redeemer Lutheran School Hartland Early Childhood Parent Open House
An in-person Early Childhood Parent Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd beginning at 6:30 p.m.   You must register to attend this exciting event by contacting the school at the number listed above. 

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:

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:

625 Walnut Ridge Dr, Hartland, WI 53029

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. Enroll now, and take a free week!!

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

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

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 virtual tour by calling 262.367.0200
Please call or email (office@weeknowschool.com) to receive registration information for Summer and Fall 2021.

Contact them:

W248N5250 Executive Dr
Sussex, WI 53089

Parent testimonial

“Momentum is truly the most wonderful daycare. The leadership is exceptional – always friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Teachers are just as fantastic – communicative, caring, and energetic! What more could you ask for in a daycare?”

Unique Highlight:
When you walk through the doors at Momentum Early Learning, we make everyone feel like family. Our vision: United as a family, providing for families. Exceptional education, inspired by play, creativity, and trust.

Description:
Momentum Early Learning is The New Standard in Learning & Child Care. We set a higher standard of excellence in everything we do. We are family owned and ensure the best for your children in an exceptional learning environment and nurturing culture.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:
Call to schedule a tour or email us at info@momentumearlylearning.com

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 on Wednesday Feb. 24th 5:30-7:00 pm. Contact LCK Director at director@lckpreschool.com with questions or to schedule a private tour.

Contact them:

1001 S. Silver Lake St.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Parent testimonial

We view a well-rounded education as one of the greatest gifts we can provide to our children. Strong academics, woven into a vibrant, active community of faith, love, and compassion give us hope we are laying strong foundations that will help our children navigate the rest of their lives.”

Unique Highlight:

 

Description:

St. Jerome has adopted the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards for our Early Childhood Preschool Program.  These standards help individualize learning opportunities  for social and emotional development, language and communication, cognition and general knowledge, as well as faith identity and development.  Play is an essential piece of young children’s development. In our classrooms you will see learning in action!  Our 3K early learners may attend 2 or 3 days per week with extended care options.  4K is 5 days per week with options of a morning session or full day.  Come and See! Experience St. Jerome Parish School.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House January 30th from 10-1. Can’t make the Open house?  Call 262-569-3030 to schedule a tour!

Registration is now open for enrolling your child in our early childhood program, 3K, 4K and 5K.  Call to ask about our flexible program and to schedule a visit.  Apply through this link https://mytads.com/a/stjeromeoconomowoc .  Don’t delay as our classes are filling up fast!

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:

 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: 

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.

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.

Unique Highlight:

 

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: 

Bedtime Stories Early Childhood Open
House
– Wednesday, January 29 th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. 
Winter Carnival Open House on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

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:

N60 W35980 Lake Dr,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Parent testimonial

We are proud, excited, and looking for chances to sing from the roof tops that our decision to send all three of our children to ONS was PERFECT! Our children thrived and blossomed at their school, and this school provided them with the foundation that has carried them on to great success in their elementary school experiences. The teachers here get to know each and every student and work to strengthen that child’s strengths and work with their weaknesses in such a way that the child is developing in a way that is right for them.

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Description:
Oconomowoc Nursery School is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, nondiscrimination cooperative preschool licensed by the State of Wisconsin. We have two degreed teachers who have taught together for 20+ years. Our small class sizes and nurturing teaching style enriches early childhood development through guidance, social interaction, and PLAY! ONS will give your child a safe and positive learning experience as they begin their journey to becoming a life-long learner.  

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Families interested in enrolling children at Oconomowoc Nursery School are welcome to drop in to view and tour our school any time during school hours and after hours by appointment. Our school entrance doors are always locked for student safety so visitors should call and a member of our staff will greet them at the door. 

Contact them:

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: 

April 10th 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: 

March 4th & 11th , attend an open house from 5-6! Details here.

Schedule a private tour online, it’s easy click here.

Contact them:

W262 N4685 Ryan Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Parent testimonial

“We are so grateful for CELA. Our son has thrived there over the past few months in the 4K classroom. He has a smaller class size allowing for his teacher to know each child very well academically, socially and emotionally. His teacher makes learning fun but challenging at the same time, always keeping the conversations Christ focused. An atmosphere of love and encouragement is promoted and demonstrated by all of the staff, parents, and students.”
– Shannon B.

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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 on a daily basis.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

CELA has been fortunate to stay open for face-to-face learning. If you are interested in scheduling a private tour, please call 262-691-4321. At this time, we are scheduling private tours outside of regular school hours to help keep our students, staff, and potential families as safe as we can, doing this also allows us to offer interested families a personalized, private tour to best address their questions.

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.

Summer Camp 2021 will be open to children ages 2-8 years from June 14 through August 20. Camp sessions are mornings, 8:30-11:30, with wraparound care 6:30-8:30 am and 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

A VIRTUAL Open House/Tour video will be available on our website beginning February 15, 2021. Please
call (262) 691-0720 ext 110 or email LCLC@CHRISTPEWAUKEE.ORG to arrange a time to take a tour.

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.  

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