2017 Milwaukee Area Early Education Guide

Milwaukee Area Early Education Guide

Preschool, Nursery School, Childcare Center? What’s the best choice for your family?  

Welcome to the Milwaukee Area Early Education Guide!

We are so excited to offer the Milwaukee Area Early Education Guide as a resource to help you in making your decision. Choosing a preschool, nursery school or childcare program that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task.  As parents, we are clearly aware of the importance of our decision.  These featured businesses are eager to talk to families about how their program can benefit their children. 

The Milwaukee Area Early Education Guide will provide you with the opportunity to research the perfect preschool, nursery school or childcare center to fit your family’s needs.

Thank you to our premier sponsor, The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County, as well as all of the other local businesses featured in this guide.

YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

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Preschool is available at all five of our YMCA of Greater Waukesha County branch locations.  Full day and half day extended care is available at the Waukesha YMCA. Our program is play themed-based learning and follows the Creative Curriculum and Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, children develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. Our caring and supportive teachers create a safe and engaging environment promoting a positive first academic experience for preschoolers. Children are encouraged to explore new and exciting concepts through unique themes, educational activities, and creative projects. In addition, the YMCA offers full day child care and early education programs at the YMCA Children’s Academy in Waukesha. The YMCA also partners with the Mukwonago and Waukesha School District to offer 4K as community partner sites for those respective school districts. Parents love our caring staff, advanced curriculum interactive environment, and convenient locations.

Mukwanago YMCA – 245 E Wolf Run, Mukwanago

Waukesha YMCA – 320 E Broadway, Waukesha

Southwest YMCA – 11311 W Howard Ave, Greenfield

West Suburban YMCA – 2420 N 124th St, Wauwatosa

Tri County YMCA – N84W17501 Menomonee Ave, Menomonee Falls

262.547.2557

MILWAUKEE & NORTH

Ebenezer Child Care Centers

Ebenezer Child Care Centers provide quality, licensed early care and education programs, 3K, 4K, before- and after-school, and Summer Blast programs from the heart in a home-like atmosphere. They offer individualized, nurturing care and a structured curriculum that is virtues-based and focuses on all aspects of a child’s development: academic, physical, emotional, and social. All centers are NAC accredited and have a YoungStar 5-Star Rating.

Ages: Infant to School Age

4K Available? YES

Downtown – 340 W. St. Paul Ave.,
414.224.0990

Oak Creek – 220 W. Forest Hill Ave.
414.768.0151

Southside – 1496 S. 29th St.,
414.643..5699

Wauwatosa- 10701 W. Research Dr.  (inside UnitedHealth Office Building)
414.443.4918

Glendale Heights Child Care

Glendale Heights Child Care is a NAEYC accredited, 5 star rated, child care center conveniently located on Good Hope Road in Glendale. We have provided quality care for children ages 6 weeks – 13 years since 1990. Our programs includes Infant/Toddler care, Preschool programs and Before/After School Care.

Ages: Infant to School Age

4K Available? NO

2315 W Good Hope Rd 
Glendale, WI 53209

414.352.2551

Penfield Children's Center

Celebrating 50 years of serving Milwaukee Children, Penfield Children’s Center provides early education, health and wellness services and family programs. Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and awarded a 5-star rating by YoungStar, Penfield’s Early Education and Care program employs a child-centered, exploratory approach to early learning. Children have access to physical and occupational therapy, speech and language pathologists, special education teachers, nursing care and our social work staff.

Ages: 6 Week to 5 Years Old

4K Available? No

833 N. 26th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

414.344.7676

Penfield Montessori Academy

Milwaukee’s newest public Montessori school, Penfield Montessori Academy is currently enrolling for K3 and its full-day K4, K5 and 1st grade program. Your child will have an authentic Montessori education, access to health and wellness services and programs for the entire family. After school programming is available to meet your families needs.

Ages: 3 to 6 years old

4K Available? Yes

1441 N. 24th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53205

414.999.2330

BROOKFIELD & WAUWATOSA

Curiosity Corner Nursery School

Curiosity Corner Nursery School is a play-based preschool where children learn through play. We provide an age-appropriate curriculum which offers children the chance to learn, discover and investigate through various centers around the classroom. Socialization is encouraged throughout the day. Curiosity Corner Nursery School is a discovery place where growth is encouraged and social skills can be practiced in a setting of Christian love. Here the children can learn to appreciate the goodness of creation, the importance of each individual and one’s responsibility to be sensitive to the needs of others.

Ages: 2 1/2 to 5 years

4K Available? No

2366 N 80th St
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

414.774.5005

Brookfield Christian School

Brookfield Christian School

Brookfield Christian School is an independent, non-denominational Christian 3K-8th grade school located in Brookfield, WI near the corner of Burleigh and Lilly Roads.  Brookfield Christian offers half-day 3K, half-day or full-day 4K, and full-day kindergarten 4 or 5 days per week.  Our early education classes balance a child’s need to play and explore with a curriculum that provides a solid academic foundation.  Children are challenged at their level of ability and given varied opportunities for learning that develop academic and social skills and promote physical and spiritual growth. Contact us to schedule a visit and to learn more!

Ages: 3K – 8th grade

4K Available? YES – half day and full day

14155 W Burleigh Rd
Brookfield, Wisconsin

262.782.4722

Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons® is the leading provider of high-quality early education and preschool. Our programs empower children from infancy on to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. Conveniently located near Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of WI, and Medical College of WI, our programs invite children to approach school and academics with skills, confidence, and a drive for excellence. Our curriculum is enriched with S.T.E.M., Art, Physical Fitness, Yoga, and Gardening – all included in tuition (no extra fees.)

Ages: 6 weeks – 5 years

4K Available? Private 4K program offered (Full or part-time)

 

8624 W. Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

414.771.2034

SOUTH SIDE

Ebenezer Child Care Centers

Ebenezer Child Care Centers provide quality, licensed early care and education programs, 3K, 4K, before- and after-school, and Summer Blast programs from the heart in a home-like atmosphere. They offer individualized, nurturing care and a structured curriculum that is virtues-based and focuses on all aspects of a child’s development: academic, physical, emotional, and social. All centers are NAC accredited and have a YoungStar 5-Star Rating.

Ages: Infant to School Age

4K Available? YES

Downtown – 340 W. St. Paul Ave.
414.224.0990

Oak Creek – 220 W. Forest Hill Ave.
414.768.0151

Southside – 1496 S. 29th St.
414.643.5699

Wauwatosa- 10701 W. Research Dr.  (inside UnitedHealth Office Building)
414.443.4918

The Prairie School is a Pre-K through 12th grade independent school in Wind Point, WI, where every student is known and valued, nurtured and challenged. From robotics to performing arts to creative writing, Prairie is a place where young learners take ownership of their dreams. Even Prairie’s youngest students – those 3, 4 and 5 – develop critical thinking and leadership skills in a nurturing environment where values are taught and a love of creativity is facilitated. Contact Molly Lofquist Johnson, Senior Director of Admission, at [email protected] or Callie Atanasoff, Director of Admission, at [email protected], to schedule a personal tour so your family can experience how Prairie helps children develop strong emotional and academic foundations. Learn more at prairieschool.com

Ages: Pre-K through 12th grade

4K Available? YES

4050 Lighthouse Dr
Wind Point, Wisconsin
 
262.752.2500

WEST SUBURBS

University Lake School

University Lake School is an Independent, Private College Preparatory School located in Hartland. ULS is comprised of grades JK3 through 12th grade. Our preprimary program consists of JK3, JK4 and SK5. We believe our preprimary students should be respected as capable, curious and inquisitive. Teachers encourage students to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment in meaningful investigations. Students use the strategies of mathematicians,scientists, authors and artists during these investigations. With this approach our preprimary students’ learning extends far beyond basic skills. Schedule a tour now or drop-in for a tour at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Ages: JK3 through 12th grade

4K Available? Yes

4024 Nagawicka Rd
Hartland, Wisconsin

262.367.6011

Momentum Early Learning

Momentum Early Learning is The New Standard in Learning & Child Care. Whether your child attends the Sussex or Germantown campus, our core values of safety, education, cleanliness and technology are the foundation in everything we do. Momentum Early Learning offers care to children ages 6 week to 12 years old including a Full-Day Pre-K Program, Camp Velocity Summer Camp and Before & After School Care. Call us today to schedule a tour!

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years old

4K Available? Yes

Sussex -W248N5250 Executive Drive, Suite
262.820.2595

Germantown -W175N11037 Stonewood Drive
262.415.8047

Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons® is the leading provider of high-quality early education and preschool. Our NAEYC Accredited and 5 Star-Rated programs empower children from infancy on to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. Situated in a beautiful natural setting with easy on and off access to I-94, our full and part-time programs invite children to approach school and academics with skills, confidence, and a drive for excellence.  Our curriculum is enriched with S.T.E.M., Art, Physical Fitness, Yoga, Gardening, Culinary Arts and Music – all included in tuition (no extra fees.)

Ages: 6 weeks – 5 years

4K Available? Private 4K program offered (Full or part-time)

2240 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

262.701.9300

OZAUKEE & WASHINGTON COUNTIES

Crossroads Christian Preschool

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Ages: We accept children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years of age

Schedules: 

2-1/2 to younger 3’s – Monday & Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:30 AM
Optional Nature & Science Class – Fridays from 9:00 to 11:30 AM
Optional Lunch Bunch Class – Mondays until 1:30 PM

Older 3’s to younger 4’s – Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:00 to 11:45 AM
Optional Nature & Science Class – Tuesdays from 9:00 to 11:45 AM
Optional Lunch Bunch Class – Mondays &/OR Wednesdays until 1:45 PM

4K Available? No; however, our program is ideal for children who have a summer birthday and parents wish to wait with sending their child to kindergarten.

6031 W. Chapel Hill Road
Mequon, Wisconsin
(At the corner of Highland & Green Bay Roads)
 
262.242.1670

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This post is sponsored by our featured preschools. We truly appreciate the local community’s support of MKE Moms Blog and though we only work with brands and businesses who we believe to be reputable or who are personally recommended to us, we have not personally vetted each and every listing on this guide. We recognize that choosing a school is a very important decisions for families and we encourage our readers to research further the options listed here to find the one that is the right fit for their family.

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3 Responses to 2017 Milwaukee Area Early Education Guide

  1. Rachel January 30, 2017 at 11:57 pm #

    How do I add another school to this list? North Shore Montessori School (Glendale) is fantastic!

    • Sarah
      Sarah January 31, 2017 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks for the suggestion! We spent a ton of time trying to make this list as comprehensive as possible, but we are sure to have missed a couple since there are SO MANY great options in our area. We’ve added your suggestion to the list. Thanks!

  2. Karen Ranta February 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    We would love to add our school as well. Mother’s Day Out Preschool in Elm Grove. Thank you

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