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 Lake Country Family Fun, 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

  • Location:Located on N. Brookfield Road in Brookfield
  • Ages of children in program: 3, 4 and 5 Year olds
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location:Located in Brookfield, WI near the corner of Burleigh and Lilly Roads
  • Ages of children in program: 3K-8th grade
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: Located off of Capital Raod on Brookfield Road in Brookfield
  • Ages of children in program: 2 – 5 years
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

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

  • Location: Elm Grove, WI
  • Ages of children in program: 3 months – 6 years
  • Must children be potty-trained? 3K and 4K

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

  • Location:Conveniently located in Christ the King Lutheran Church on Highway C in Delafield.
  • Ages of children in program: Our programs for children ages 2 ½ through 5 offer a play based curriculum in a loving, Christian environment. We offer half day preschool classes with 2 and 3 day options. We also work collaboratively with the Kettle Moraine School district as we host a KMSD 4K program which meets 5 days a week. Our 4K program is tuition free for children who are 4 by September 1 and are residents of the school district. If you reside outside the district, you may “open enroll” for our program.
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: Located at 120 Nashotah Rd in Nashotah
  • Ages of children in program: We offer half and full day options for our 3 and 4 year old kindergarten and we have our own extended care program to meet the needs of the families we serve.
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: We are located in the Lower Level of Ottawa Presbyterian Church S37 W35415 County Rd. D in Dousman, WI.
  • Ages of children in program: Our 3k program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 and serves children ages 2 ½- 4, and our 4k program is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-3.
    Note: We are a community partner site for Kettle Moraine School district, so our 4K program is FREE of charge to you.
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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 (KETTLEMORAINEPRESCHOOL.ORG) 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

  • Location: Ottawa Ave in Dousman
  • Ages of children in program: We offer a preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: Right off Hwy 16 and Merton Ave. in Hartland.
  • Ages of children in program: 3K/4K
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: The school is conveniently located on Hwy. 83, ¼ mile north of Hwy. 16 in Hartland at 31385 West Hill Road.
  • Ages of children in program: School ( 2yr. old – 8 th grade ) Daycare (beginning 3 mos. Old)
  • Must children be potty-trained?Daycare & 2 yr old school program- no, all other grades- yes

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

  • Location:On Walnut Ridge Dr in Hartland, right off of Hwy 83
  • Ages of children in program: Toddler (18-36 months) Our beautifully designed toddler environment allows movement, encourages independence and reinforces language development. Children’s House (1.5 years- 6years) This is the beginning. This is where the groundwork for the intrinsic rewards of a Montessori education is laid. Children work independently in long, unstructured work periods to develop concentration and independence.
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

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

  • Location:Located in the heart of Hartland on Circle Dr.
  • Ages of children in program: Flexibility is key and we offer parents the choice of a 2-day, 3-day or 5-day morning program for 3-year-olds. There are options to stay for a longer day until 1 pm or 3:25 pm. Our 4K Program is five mornings a week which prepares our students for 5K. Students in 4K also have the option to stay until 1 pm or 3:25 pm. There is after school care for our youngsters on-site provided by Wee Know School whose teachers come to St. Charles.
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location:Located on 180 acres just south of the intersection of Highways 16 and 83 in Hartland.
  • Ages of children in program: 18 months to 5 years
  • Must children be potty-trained? Children ages 3 and up must be potty-trained.

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

  • Location: Located on Hwy 83 in Hartland
  • Ages of children in program: We accept children 2 ½ yrs to 5 yrs. during the school year, and ages 3 yrs. (by Aug. 31 st ) to 11 yrs. in the summer.
  • Must children be potty-trained? Children in our 2 ½ yr. classrooms do not need to be toilet trained, however, children in 3K and 4K classrooms must be toilet trained.

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

  • Location: Located between Main Street and Appleton Ave in Menomonee Falls
  • Ages of children in program: 3K- 8th Grade
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: 140 acre campus in Mukwonago – W336 S8455 Hwy E, Mukwonago, WI 53149
  • Ages of children in program: serves students from 2.6 years old through high school
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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:

N75 W31283 Hwy VV
North Lake, Wisconsin 53064

  • Location: Located in Rooms 101, 120 & 121 North Lake School
  • Ages of children in program: starting at age 3 (3K & 4K)
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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:

 815 S Concord Rd, Oconomowoc, WI

  • Location: located at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Oconomowoc
  • Ages of children in program: 25 months to 4 years old
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

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

  • Location:Located in Okauchee, Town of Oconomowoc
  • Ages of children in program: Ages 2 and up
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

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

  • Location: Oconomowoc Community Center
  • Ages of children in program: 3- 5
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location:Located on the Corner of P and Z (Lake Dr) in Lord of Life Lutheran Church
  • Ages of children in program: We offer classes for 2 1/2K and 3K students!
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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:

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

  • Location:Located on Silver Lake St. in Oconomowoc
  • Ages of children in program: 3k through 8th grade
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: Located at 1650 Brown Street in Oconomowoc
  • Ages of children in program: 6 weeks to age 13
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

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.   

Contact them:

N14 W29143 Silvernail Road,
Pewaukee, WI 53072

  • Location: On Silvernail Road in Pewaukee
  • Ages of children in program: 2 years, 9 months through 6yr old
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes, daytime potty-trained.

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.

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

January 18th, 2020 11am-2pm or contact Liz Tornius for a tour at 262.646.7497 admissions@prairiehillwaldorf.org.org 

Contact them:

W262 N4685 Ryan Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072

  • Location: We are located just north off of Hwy 16 on Ryan Street in Pewaukee, WI.
  • Ages of children in program: We offer a five-day comprehensive program for all 4K/5K students, offering half-day (8:00-11:15 am) or full-day (8:00-3:15 pm) program options in 4K, and a full-day option for 5K. We are also adding a 3K program in the 2020-21 school year!
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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:

  • Wednesday, January 15                5:30-8:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 19                        10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 21                      4:00-7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 29                5:30-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 5                5:30-8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 9                        12:00-3:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 13                  4:00-7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 19             5:30-8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23                      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 1                             10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 11                  5:30-8:00 PM

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Contact them:

N14W29489 Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee, WI 53072

  • Location:Meeting at our new location! 1.5 miles east of HWY 83 on Silvernail Rd.
  • Ages of children in program: 2-12 years
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

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

 

  • Location: On Pewaukee Road (164) in Pewaukee
  • Ages of children in program: 2-4 years old
  • Must children be potty-trained? 3K + 4K students must be potty trained. 2K students are not required to be potty trained.

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

  • Location: Prospect Avenue in Pewaukee on the south side of the lake
  • Ages of children in program: starting at age 3 (3K & 4K)
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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.

Contact them:

470 N Oak Crest Dr,
Wales, WI 53183

  • Location: Bethlehem Preschool is located just east of Hwy. 83/18 intersection in Wales, just across the street from the Kettle Moraine High School football field.
  • Ages of children in program: We offer two 2 day/week class option for 3K students, and our 4K class runs 4 days/week (Mon – Thurs). In addition, we offer our Fabulous Friday class that is a 3K/4K blended class and open to all enrolled students. We are a Kettle Moraine 4K partner site, so residents of Kettle Moraine School District can attend 4K tuition free. Out of district families have an option to Open Enroll to KM to attend 4K with us at no cost. For working families, we offer Before and After School Care available from 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day that school is in session.
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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

  • Location: near the intersection of Summit and Meadowbrook, next to Waukesha Fire Station #5
  • Ages of children in program: 2 ½ years to 5 years (students age out once they are ready for kindergarten)
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes – Fully potty-trained

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)

“Mr Boris and Mrs Hug are such genuine, patient people and my daughter loves going to school at CTL. Such a wonderful place!” (Hilary R.)

“Christ the Life has amazing teachers and staff! My kids education got off to great start because of them! I highly recommend CTL for preschool and child care.” (Andrea K.)

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. 

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.

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:

300 Carroll Street
Waukesha, WI 53189

  • Location: 300 Carroll St in Waukesha
  • Ages of children in program: 6 weeks to 13 years
  • Must children be potty-trained? Only for the 3 and 4 year old Preschool programs.

Parent testimonial

“As parents, we wish for nothing more than a safe, enriching, and caring environment for our children to learn and grow. Our family was fortunate enough to receive a recommendation for St. Luke’s Child Life Ministries shortly after moving to the Waukesha area from out of state. Within 5 minutes of touring the school, we knew this would be our girls home-away-from-home. It has been almost three years since joining the CLM family, and we could not be any happier. Our daughters have moved through almost all of the classrooms – from infant room through the 4K program. This is a school that offers challenging enrichment, personalized and thoughtful care, a very safe and healthy learning environment, with a faith-based foundation. We also love the fact that even though our oldest daughter is now in elementary school, CLM offers shuttle service to/from her public school (and many others in the area) so that she can still be dropped off and picked up with her little sister! The director and teaching staff are incredible, their love for children is so evident. We have recommended CLM to many friends and neighbors and will continue to do so. This school will always hold a special place in our family.”
– Jade V.

Description:

St. Luke’s Child Life Ministries is a very unique program that offers Childcare, Preschool, and School District of Waukesha 4K! Check our website WWW.STLUKESLUTHERAN.ORG, for more details on each of these programs, including:

  • Two-Year-Old “First Steps to Preschool” Classes
  • Three-Year-Old Preschool Classes 
  • Four/Five-Year-Old Preschool Classes
  • School District of Waukesha 4K Program

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Tours are available at any time!  Call Courtney at 262-522-6738 or email CSTANGL@STLUKESLUTHERAN.ORG to schedule.

Contact them:

1052 White Rock Ave,
Waukesha, WI 53186

  • Location: White Rock Avenue in Waukesha near Frame Park
  • Ages of children in program: 3-5 years old
  • Must children be potty-trained? Yes.

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 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:

  • Location: Virtual
  • Ages of children in program: 4k
  • Must children be potty-trained? No.

Parent testimonial

“So far I’m glad we made that choice to do this virtual learning, I love watching my children learn right in front of me other than in a school building not knowing how things are going . Overall I love the interaction with staff how prompt response time is when have a question or concern.”

Description:

Wisconsin Virtual Learning offers an individualized and engaging public school program, with the flexibility to take school anywhere! Our state certified teachers meet with learners weekly to guide children through lessons. Join WVL for support and freedom, flexibility, and accountability today!

Open house dates or information on arranging a tour: 

Contact us now to schedule your individualized session! 262.692.3988..

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Conclusion: Waukesha County offers an amazing array of preschools

As parents ourselves here at Lake Country Family Fun, we have children that have gone to a number of these preschools and loved our experiences, each for different reasons. We would love to continue the conversation via the comments below or through our social media channels.

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