Guide to Milwaukee Preschools and Childcare

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Welcome to the Milwaukee Area Preschool & Childcare Guide!

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

The Milwaukee Area Preschool & Childcare Guide provides you with the opportunity to research the perfect preschool, early education provider, or childcare center to fit your family’s needs.

These featured businesses are eager to talk to families about how their program can benefit their children.

This post is sponsored by our featured schools. We truly appreciate the local community’s support of Milwaukee Mom and love showcasing local businesses who are personally recommended to us!

This guide is conveniently organized by geographical location. Select a region below to jump to listings of Milwaukee preschools, childcare & early education providers in your area.

Be sure to also check out our Guide to Private Schools in Milwaukee, WI.

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NORTH

North Side Preschools: Including Sussex, Whitefish Bay, Mequon + Germantown

Aemilian Preschool

At our school, we make it our passion to make sure children have a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate educational environment. We believe that play-based education with multiple sensory opportunities keep children engaged and actively learning.

We believe children should be safe, nurtured and stimulated so they achieve childhood successes. Our program is nationally NAEYC-accredited and 5 start rated with YoungStar.

Ages: 2-5 Years

Schedules: Full-time 6:30am-6:00pm. Part-time 8:00-12:30pm

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming

4515 North Mayfair Road

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 463-1641

Saint Monica School

Saint Monica Catholic School serves 3K-8th grade students in a warm, challenging and faith-filled environment. Our students are surrounded by dedicated, faith-filled educators believe in the power of educating the WHOLE CHILD: mind and spirit. Academic rigor is balanced with a loving, prayerful approach that offers an innovative experience to fully support each child.

Ages: 3K-8th Grade

Schedules: Flexible Scheduling, full or part-time

Other Programming Available: 4K, Before School, After School

5635 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Whitefish Bay, WI

(414) 332-3660

First Immanuel Lutheran School

First Immanuel offers children age 2 – 8th grade a learning environment where Christ-Centered values are celebrated and embraced. Our teachers meet each child where they are at in their educational journey to ensure the best experience for all of the students. We have specialty teachers for music, art, technology, physical education, library as well as a reading support instructor and a learning resource center.

Ages: 2 years–8th Grade

Schedules: 6 am – 6 pm; school day & half-day classes available; school hours are 7:30 – 2:40 before & after that is considered childcare for our students)

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming, Before School, After School

W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd.

Cedarburg, WI

(262) 377-6610

SOUTH

South Side Preschools: Including Greenfield, South Milwaukee + Oak Creek

St. Mary Parish School

St. Mary Parish School strives to be a place of welcome, a place to feel at home. We are a PLTW distinguished school and have received numerous exemplary awards in Mission and Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence. We offer 3K-8th grade with a rigorous curriculum that includes art, music, phy-ed, band, STEM, and foreign language. Our exceptional teaching staff goes above and beyond in meeting the expectations of each and every student with support staff in math and reading and guidance classes.

Ages: 2 years-8th Grade

Schedules: Our school day is from 7:45 am – 2:40 pm. 3K and 4K half day 7:45 am -10:50 am and 5K-8 &:45 am – 2:40 pm.

Other Programming Available: Before School, After School

9553 W. Edgerton Ave.

Hales Corners, WI

(414) 425-3100

The Prairie School

The Prairie School in Wind Point, WI, is one of the finest private, independent, college preparatory day schools in the United States.

Prairie serves students from Early School/Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, developing educated, poised, confident, creative, and responsible leaders through rigorous and demanding academic programs that enhance individual talents and abilities. Prairie is where your child will take ownership of their dreams while chasing down their passions.

Ages: 2 years-12th Grade

Schedules: Full days, half days

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming, Before School, After School

4050 Lighthouse Drive

Wind Point, WI

(262) 752-2500

Aemilian Preschool

At our school, we make it our passion to make sure children have a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate educational environment. We believe that play-based education with multiple sensory opportunities keep children engaged and actively learning.

We believe children should be safe, nurtured and stimulated so they achieve childhood successes. Our program is nationally NAEYC-accredited and 5 start rated with YoungStar.

Ages: 2-5 Years

Schedules: Full-time 6:30am-6:00pm. Part-time 8:00-12:30pm

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming

4515 North Mayfair Road

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 463-1641

MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee/Near Milwaukee: Including West Allis, Wauwatosa + Shorewood

Ebenezer Childcare Center

Ebenezer offers preschool, 3K and 4K programs designed to ensure that your child will have the skills necessary to be prepared for kindergarten. Our goal is to make this an interesting, amazing, and enjoyable time for your child. We want all children to be excited about learning. In addition to setting up an atmosphere of excitement, exploration and discovery, the teachers will:

  • Provide small group activities such as creating structures, conducting experiments, categorizing results
  • Offer a wide variety of creative opportunities including writing, coloring, pasting, painting, cutting, puzzles
  • Encourage cooperation, problem solving, negotiation
  • Set up simple math experiences such as sorting, categorizing, measuring, sequencing
  • Read stories and have children dictate stories to increase their vocabulary, comprehension, letter recognition, letter sounds
  • Help increase literacy skills through writing, music, movement, create art, imaginative play
  • Incorporate “Virtue” language and role model virtues such as: cooperation, cleanliness, thankfulness, honesty and patience just to name a few
  • Plan self-directed, yet closely supervised activities that promotes all areas of development
  • Schedule indoor and outdoor activities to develop large muscle skills and coordination

Oak Creek: 220 W. Forest Hill Ave. Oak Creek WI 53154
414-768-0151

Downtown Milwaukee: 340 W. St. Paul Ave. Milwaukee WI 53203
414-224-0990

West Allis/Wauwatosa: 1136 S. 108th St. West Allis WI 53214
414-210-4541

Aemilian Preschool

At our school, we make it our passion to make sure children have a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate educational environment. We believe that play-based education with multiple sensory opportunities keep children engaged and actively learning.

We believe children should be safe, nurtured and stimulated so they achieve childhood successes. Our program is nationally NAEYC-accredited and 5 start rated with YoungStar.

Ages: 2-5 Years

Schedules: Full-time 6:30am-6:00pm. Part-time 8:00-12:30pm

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming

4515 North Mayfair Road

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 463-1641

St. John's Early Learning Center

Our school exists to prepare children for a lifelong relationship with Christ, proclaim the gospel message, and provide excellence in education in order to equip students for life and eternity.

Ages: 2-5 years

Schedules: We offer half and full day options – 2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week.

Other Programming Available: 4k, Summer Programming, Before School, After School

1278 Dewey Avenue

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 453-9322

Mount Calvary Lutheran School

Our passion is to teach God’s children through His Word to be Christ-like witnesses and productive members of society. We serve students in pre-kindergarten 4-year-olds (4K) through eighth grade. For 95 years since our founding, we have provided a quality Christian education for the Sherman Park community and beyond.

Ages: 4 years-8th Grade

Schedules: Full days

Other Programming Available: 4K

2862 N. 53rd Street

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 873-3466

Curiosity Corner Nursery School

We are a licensed half-day Preschool for 2.5-5 year olds. We are a play-based school and believe children learn best through play. We are honored to be your child’s first school experience! We have a teaching staff that are experts in Early Childhood Education and most of our staff has taught at Curiosity Corner a long time.

Ages: 2-5 years

Schedules: Half-days, mornings

2366 N. 80 Street

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 774-5005 X108

Tamarack Waldorf School

Tamarack Waldorf School’s mission is to provide an early childhood through 8th Grade Waldorf education to develop independent, critical thinkers with a strong sense of social responsibility. We provide a child-centered, nature-based, and art-infused curriculum that allows each child to grow into their fullest potential. Students spend much of the day outside and experience Milwaukee’s east side in all seasons.

Ages: 5+ years

Schedules: Half days, full days

Other Programming Available: 4K

1150 E. Brady St.

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 277-0009

WEST

University Lake School

The ULS Preprimary program serves our youngest 3, 4 and 5 year old learners. We support individualized growth through collaborative work and play, allowing our students to develop a strong love of learning that stays with them as they move on to first grade and beyond. The ULS Preprimary program is inspired by the internationally recognized Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood and preschool education, which fosters collaborative group work, communication skills and critical thinking skills. Furthermore, ULS’ expansive 180-acre campus is the ultimate outdoor classroom.

Ages: Infant-5+ years

Schedules: Full Days, Half Days

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming, Before School, After School

4024 Nagawicka Road

Hartland, WI

(262) 367-6011

Elmbrook Preschool

Elmbrook Preschool is a private, independent, half-day school with a warm, welcoming environment that promotes the development of the whole child. Our play-based curriculum encourages practice in friendship, empathy, creative thinking and everyday challenges. The outside play area provides a place for daily exercise and nature exploration, and music and movement classes add extra fun and learning. Our teachers make sure each day is an important experience for their students. We would love to show you our school and why we have been successful for more than 70 years!

Ages: 2-5 years

Schedules: Half Days, Mornings

Other Programming Available: 4K

13001 W. North Avenue

Brookfield, WI

(262) 780-0122

SOUTHWEST

Southwest Area Preschools: Including New Berlin, Big Bend, Wind Lake + Franklin

St. Mary Parish School

St. Mary Parish School strives to be a place of welcome, a place to feel at home. We are a PLTW distinguished school and have received numerous exemplary awards in Mission and Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence. We offer 3K-8th grade with a rigorous curriculum that includes art, music, phy-ed, band, STEM, and foreign language. Our exceptional teaching staff goes above and beyond in meeting the expectations of each and every student with support staff in math and reading and guidance classes.

Ages: 2 years-8th Grade

Schedules: Our school day is from 7:45 am – 2:40 pm. 3K and 4K half day 7:45 am -10:50 am and 5K-8 &:45 am – 2:40 pm.

Other Programming Available: Before School, After School

9553 W. Edgerton Ave.

Hales Corners, WI

(414) 425-3100

Brookfield Christian School

At Brookfield Christian School, we know how important it is for a child’s first formal learning experiences to be positive ones. Our dedicated teachers love working with children as they begin to explore and experience the world around them. We partner with you in training your child to be a servant in God’s Kingdom and to encourage academic, social, physical and spiritual growth. BCS offers experienced, caring teachers, engaging, well-equipped classrooms spaces, a recently renovated playground, and more. Schedule a visit to learn more!

Ages: 2-5+ years

Schedules: 3K (3 mornings/week, M/W/TH) from 8:15am to 12:00pm (afternoons from 12:00-3:15pm optional), 4K (4 mornings/week M-TH) from 8:15am to 12:00pm (afternoons optional, Fridays optional), and 5K (4 full days/week, M-TH) from 8:15am-3:15pm (Fridays optional). We also have before school care beginning at 7:00am, and after school care until 5:30pm.

Other Programming Available: 4K, Before School, After School

14155 W. Burleigh Road

Brookfield, WI

(262) 782-4722

Heritage Christian Preschool

Heritage Christian Preschool’s exceptional teachers provide 3K and 4K education in a loving, Christian environment. Our goal is for every student to explore and develop a healthy self-concept consistent with being created in God’s image, preparing them academically for their next stage in life. Join us for our regular academic year classes or our dynamic summer program!

Ages: 2-5+ years

Schedules: Academic Year: Full Days; Half Days: Select the number of days per week. Summer Program: Full or Half Day; 1, 2 or 3 Months

Other Programming Available: 4K, Summer Programming

1500 S. West Lane

New Berlin, WI

(262) 432-0352

St. John's Early Learning Center

Our school exists to prepare children for a lifelong relationship with Christ, proclaim the gospel message, and provide excellence in education in order to equip students for life and eternity.

Ages: 2-5 years

Schedules: We offer half and full day options – 2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week.

Other Programming Available: 4k, Summer Programming, Before School, After School

1278 Dewey Avenue

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 453-9322

Curiosity Corner Nursery School

We are a licensed half-day Preschool for 2.5-5 year olds. We are a play-based school and believe children learn best through play. We are honored to be your child’s first school experience! We have a teaching staff that are experts in Early Childhood Education and most of our staff has taught at Curiosity Corner a long time.

Ages: 2-5 years

Schedules: Half-days, mornings

2366 N. 80 Street

Wauwatosa, WI

(414) 774-5005 X108

 

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West Side Preschools: Including Pewaukee, Waukesha + Delafield

St. Mary Parish School

St. Mary Parish School strives to be a place of welcome, a place to feel at home. We are a PLTW distinguished school and have received numerous exemplary awards in Mission and Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence. We offer 3K-8th grade with a rigorous curriculum that includes art, music, phy-ed, band, STEM, and foreign language. Our exceptional teaching staff goes above and beyond in meeting the expectations of each and every student with support staff in math and reading and guidance classes.

Ages: 2 years-8th Grade

Schedules: Our school day is from 7:45 am – 2:40 pm. 3K and 4K half day 7:45 am -10:50 am and 5K-8 &:45 am – 2:40 pm.

Other Programming Available: Before School, After School

9553 W. Edgerton Ave.

Hales Corners, WI

(414) 425-3100

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