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. 

30+ Preschools in Waukesha County

2020 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.

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

“As a parent of a child in second grade and 4K, I would highly recommend Brookfield Christian School. Our school develops the whole child; academics and character development have equal importance. The staff at BCS is exceptional and caring. The community is a place to nurture growing children and prepare them for academic success.”
– Karen W.

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: 

Open House on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6-8pm, or call us at 262-782-4722 to schedule an appointment for a visit.

Contact them:

2838 N. Brookfield Rd,
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045

Parent testimonial

“BCA has been our home for preschool for the past 5 years and all 3 of our children! We have seen our kids develop strong friendships and a passion for learning! Learning through creative play has been such a fresh approach that made my kiddos beg to come to school day after day! BCA has become such a great community for our family!”

Description:

 At BCA, we build academic, emotional, and creative confidence through our comprehensive curriculum based on the creative and fine arts, encouraging a curiosity for knowledge and a desire to excel in educational and creative settings.  Our unique arts-based curriculum will stimulate your child’s learning in new ways from fine arts, dramatic play and sensory experiences where they can fulfill their passion for creativity and the arts.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open houses are scheduled at an ongoing basis throughout the year.  Email us at HELLO@BROOKFIELDCENTERFORTHEARTS.COM  for current dates or to book your tour today!

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.

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. In-person registration for new families will start at 8:00 am on Friday, February 7th. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House, January 24th 9:30-11:30 am. 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.

Description:

All God’s Children Preschool founded in 1976 is a licensed preschool center. Each classroom offers 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 on our recently installed playground 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: 

We will be having an Open House/Registration starting January 27 to January 31 for new families and our  alumni registration will begin on  January 23 and 24. Please contact Laurie Wilson, Administrator at 262-646-2136 or AGCISFUN@CENTURYTEL.NET for more information or to set up a visit. Feel free to check out our website for a video of our preschool.  You are welcome to visit at your convenience.  

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.

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.

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.

Description:

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

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Join us for our FREE Winter Carnival and Open House on Sunday, January 26, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Come again for Academic Night and Open House on Thursday, January 30, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the school office at 262-965-2291.

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.

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:

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.

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)

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

For Fall 2020 Classes – Call 262-367-3664 for a tour or drop-in between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 or Thursday, Feb. 20th.

Early Childhood Information Night –
Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:30 p.m; FREE childcare is available during this event by contacting the school at 262-367-3664. 

5K Step up Day – Feb. 17th 9am to 11am, Must pre- register at 262 367 3664.

3 & 4 Year Old Classroom Experience Day– Feb. 17th 9am to 11am, Must pre- register at 262 367 3664.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour:  Contact ANGIE.WENGER@UNIVERSITYLAKE.ORG or 262-367-600, ext. 1455. 

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.

Description:

Wee Know School is a nationally accredited Youngstar five star preschool that encourages children to be creative while also developing socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Extensive indoor and outdoor play space offers opportunities for exploration. Nurturing interactions and educational hands-on learning activities are designed to build self-esteem, intellectual development, independence and positive feelings toward learning.  They are pleased to participate in a 4K collaboration with the Kettle Moraine School District as a 4K program site for families residing in the district. In addition to the morning preschool program they offer an “extended care” option for families needing full day care or flexible scheduling. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Families are always welcome to visit!

 

2020 Summer & Fall Registration for families:
Current: 1/27
Alumni: 2/3
New: 2/5

Contact them:

N87 W16173 Kenwood Blvd
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Parent testimonial

All three of our children loved Grace Lutheran’s preschool program. They made friends whom we still cherish now in 3rd Grade and Kindergarten. They received a strong educational foundation for elementary school, and the reading program was adapted to fit each of their needs. It was apparent from Day 1 that Grace’s teachers care about nurturing the whole child – mind, body and soul. The family and education at Grace has been a blessing to our family.

– Amy M.

Description:

Experience an all encompassing education! Exploration, creativity, and imagination are woven into our everyday preschool curriculum. We are faith focused and academically challenging; offering individualized instruction for each student. Our licensed and dedicated teachers take part in ongoing professional development which allows them to provide an environment that meets the needs of 21st century learners. Children 3 years old before September 1 have the option of class MWF or T/TH from 8:00-11:00am. Children 4 years old before September 1 have the option of morning or afternoon class five days a week from 8:00-11:00am or 12:00-3:00pm. Before and after school care is available to all students from 6:00am -6:00pm. 

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

January 26th from 11-1 or contact our school office at 262-251-7140 to schedule a tour.

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: 

262-363-2815 Open House Dates 2020:

  • Feb 29th, 2020, 9am-11am
  • Apr 4th, 9am-11am
  • May 2nd, 9am-11am

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!”

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.

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, 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 Feb 25th from 5-7:30pm. Contact presidentlck@gmail.com with questions or to schedule a private tour, or visit lckpreschool.com for more information.

Contact them:

1750 East Valley Rd, Oconomowoc 

Parent testimonial

“Sunshine School was a natural fit for us when it came time to choose a preschool. We are active Y members and the environment has felt welcoming, comfortable and safe for our children since the day we joined. Because of Sunshine School (2 and 3), our son has developed the tools he needs to attend 4K with confidence. His social skills, especially, have come so far and I can relax, knowing he is really ready for the next step. And thanks to Sunshine School 3, he has a great knowledge base of the Spanish language!”
– Katie

Description:

Get ready for 4K/5K! Our preschool program focuses on kindergarten readiness. Teachers review basic skills, such as letter and number recognition and we do  so in a play based environment! We’ll also emphasize important skills like sharing, taking turns and engaging in circle time.

Choose the option that fits your child:

  • 1 Day: Introduction to Preschool  
  • 2 Day: Traditional Sunshine School
  • 3 Day: Includes Phy Ed and Spanish curriculum

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Visitors are welcome upon request. We like to meet with families while class is in session. Please contact Michele Sukovich: msukovich@glcymca.org or 262-468-0485

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

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. Ask  about their Friday Fun Classes!

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House/Fall 2020 Registration – Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00-7:00 pm.  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.

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:

174 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Parent testimonial

“Our daughter loves preschool and loves Mrs. Kerr! She is learning so much, becoming independent, having a ton of fun, and most importantly, making new friends. Mrs. Kerr is amazing, the facilities are wonderful, and the affordability and flexibility in days of the week makes it tough to beat. This is our second experience with the preschool program so we highly recommend!”

– Briana & James

Description:

The Oconomowoc Recreation Department’s Early Childhood Learning and Recreation program for 3- to 4-year-olds offers a fun and fulfilling learning experience and helps children get ready for their next adventure in kindergarten. The best way to see what our days are like is to visit our FACEBOOK PAGE. Contact for payment options. 

  • Early Childhood Learning and Recreation – Ages 3-4
  • Preschool Plus+ – Ages 3-5
  • Friday Fiction & Fairytales – Ages 3-4

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Email parkrec@oconomowoc-wi.gov for a tour!

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.

Description:

Oconomowoc Nursery School is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, nondiscrimination cooperative preschool licensed by the State of Wisconsin.  Today at Oconomowoc Nursery School we have two degreed teachers and approximately 65 families.  Our small class sizes and nurturing teaching style enriches early childhood development through guidance and social interaction.

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:

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.”

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 Saturday, January 25th 5:15 – 7:30pm. 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:

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.

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: 

Open House on Saturday, February 8 from 9am – 12pm. Call Beth Plitzuweit for information on 3K and 4K at 262-912-6364 or BPLITZUWEIT@SMLS.ORG. Call or email Amber Terry for information on First Steps 262-912-6338 or ATERRY@SMLS.ORG.   

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N14 W29143 Silvernail Road,
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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.”

Description:

Waldorf may seem dramatically different from mainstream education. We are. Performing well on tests and memorizing facts are no longer enough to prepare students for an unknown future. We foster our future innovators, risk-takers, critical thinkers and fearless leaders.

Be sure to check out their outdoor classrooms which are taking shape for the 2020-2021 school year!

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Contact Liz Tornius for a tour at 262.646.7497 admissions@prairiehillwaldorf.org

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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.

Description:

CELA’s early learning program is the gold standard of education for young Christian leaders in Lake County.  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, 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: 

Open House Dates:

  • June 16
  • June 24
  • June 29
  • July 9
  • July 20
  • August 3
  • August 13

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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.

Description:

DaySpring Preschool and Childcare is happy to offer an exceptional education with an emphasis on Christian values. 2, 3, and 4 year old full day, half day, and 2.5 hour preschool programs are available 5 days a week. Caring early childhood educators will engage your child in active learning, exploring the world around them, and embracing nature and the outdoors on our 36 acre campus. Before & After care, as well as Summer Camp is also available for children up to 12 years old.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House in 2020 TBD, or call us at 262-782-4722 to schedule an appointment for a visit.

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.

Description:

Lambs of Christ Learning Center is a WELS preschool for children ages 2-5 years and a state licensed child care. We offer morning (8:30-11:30) 2K, 3K and 4K classes along with an afternoon (12:30-3:30) blended 3K and 4K class. LCLC is open from 6:30am -5:30pm. We offer two, three, four or five-day programs with extended child care, if needed. You may choose days to send your child based on your schedule and our current availability.

The children attending our preschool programs will hear the unchanging truths of God’s inspired word, the Bible. They will also be offered 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. Our program reflects the developmental level of each child through active and quiet, individual and group, and indoor and outdoor activities. We believe in providing a program that offers a warm, nurturing environment with varied educational experiences under the guidance of a well-trained staff.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Please call (262) 691-0720 ext 110 or email LCLC@CHRISTPEWAUKEE.ORG to set up a time to take a tour! Or, attend our Open House on Friday, February 14, 2020. 

Contact them:

W280N2101 Prospect Avenue,
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Parent testimonial

“St. Anthony has been such a blessing to our family! Our children are learning in a challenging, nurturing, faith-filled environment and they love going to school. It’s more than a school, it’s truly family!”
– Annie S.

Description:

LIVE. SEEK. COMMIT. SERVE.

St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic School is dedicated to excellence in a Christ-centered education, rooted in our Catholic Faith; and to the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of each student. Together with our parish community, we live the gospel of Jesus Christ, commit to worship and lifelong faith formation and serve others.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Open House January 26 10am-1pm or call (262) 691-0460 to arrange a private tour at any time.

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