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?

We are so excited to offer the Milwaukee Area Preschools & Childcare 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 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.

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!

YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

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At YMCA Preschool, early education, confidence building, character development, guidance, and encouragement help preschoolers develop and establish the positive building blocks for lifelong learning. 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.

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.

Preschool is available at five of our YMCA of Greater Waukesha County branch locations, with full-day and half-day extended care available at the Mukwonago and Waukesha YMCAs. In addition, we offer full-day childcare and early education programs at the YMCA Children’s Academy in Waukesha, and partner with the Mukwonago and Waukesha School Districts to offer 4K as community partner sites. Parents love our caring staff, advanced curriculum interactive environment, and convenient locations.

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    LOCATIONS ::
    Mukwonago YMCA – 245 E Wolf Run, Mukwonago
    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
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    COVID-19 Protocols:
    Click Here to stay up to date with all health and safety guidelines at the YMCA regarding COVID-19.
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    4K Available
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    AGES : 2-5 years (preschool) OR 6 weeks – 6 years (childcare)
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    PHONE : 262-330-5199
Aemilian Preschool 2021
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    We are following all guidelines on school COVID prevention, including limiting class size, limiting grouping classes together, and limiting non-student people in the building.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 2-4K

At our school in Wauwatosa, 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 keeps 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 developmentally appropriate
  • We are 5-star rated with YoungStar
  • Our experienced staff is warm, sensitive, and engaging

4515 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53225 

414.463.1641

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.

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NORTH

Aemilian Preschool 2021
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    We are following all guidelines on school COVID prevention, including limiting class size, limiting grouping classes together, and limiting non-student people in the building.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 2-4K

At our school in Wauwatosa, 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 keeps 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 developmentally appropriate
  • We are 5-star rated with YoungStar
  • Our experienced staff is warm, sensitive, and engaging

4515 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53225 

414.463.1641

Christ Alone Lutheran School

Christ Alone Lutheran School 2021

The goals of Christ Alone Lutheran Preschool are to nurture faith in Jesus in young children, instill a love for learning, enhance all areas of child development, ensure school readiness, and form an educational partnership between teachers and parents. Christ Alone Lutheran Preschool utilizes the High Scope Curriculum model which promotes independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem-solving skills in young children. A full-day option is available through our After School Center.

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    Christ Alone’s COVID protocols include daily temperature checks, enhanced cleaning, mask use for those of age, small cohorts, and physical distancing.
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    Full-Day Option
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    AGES :: K3 and K4

110 Division Street
Thiensville, WI 53092

262.242.3870

First Immanuel Lutheran School

First Immanuel Lutheran School 2021

Early childhood experiences based on the Christian faith provide a strong foundation in a child’s life. In First Immanuel’s Early Childhood Education Programs, Jesus is a daily presence in our school day. This provides support for growth in a child’s emotional, social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual development, and is the basis for strong Christian character.

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    We have added additional cleaning procedures, required curb-side drop-off & pick-up to limit the number of people in the building, teachers wear face coverings in the classroom when not at least 6 feet from the students and ask families to be extra diligent about keeping children home when they are not feeling well.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 2 years old – 4 years old

262.377.6610

Holy Family School

Holy Family School 2021

Holy Family School provides a Catholic education for students in Grades K3-Grade 8. We offer half day and full day schedules in our play-based kindergarten programs. Our early childhood program focuses on developing students’ early literacy and math skills, social and emotional skills, and communication skills in a faith-based environment.

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    Students and staff are required to wear masks. There is increased cleaning and hand washing protocols in place. Air purifiers in every room along with open windows to improve ventilation. Daily health screenings completed at home for students and temperature checks for staff upon arrival to the school building.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: K3-Grade 8

414.332.8175

MILWAUKEE + SOUTH

Aemilian Preschool 2021
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    We are following all guidelines on school COVID prevention, including limiting class size, limiting grouping classes together, and limiting non-student people in the building.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 2-4K

At our school in Wauwatosa, 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 keeps 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 developmentally appropriate
  • We are 5-star rated with YoungStar
  • Our experienced staff is warm, sensitive, and engaging

4515 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53225 

414.463.1641

Elmbrook Preschool

Elmbrook Preschool

Elmbrook Preschool is a private, independent, half-day school with a positive, happy environment that promotes the development of the whole child. Our play-based curriculum provides 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 Spanish classes add extra fun and learning. Our teachers make sure that each day is an important experience for their students. We would love to show you our school and why we have been successful for almost 70 years!!

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    We have staggered arrival and dismissal times, with parents dropping off at the door. We take temperatures upon arrival and wash hands before entering the classroom, before going home for the day, before snack time and throughout the day. We wear masks at all times, even outside, with the exception of snack time.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 3 – 5 years

13001 W. North Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005

262.780.0122

WEST + SOUTH WEST

Curiosity Corner Nursery

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Curiosity Corner Nursery school is a play-based preschool for 2 1/2 thru 5-year-olds located in Wauwatosa. Our quality half-day program gives children an opportunity for hands-on exploration in our classrooms, expressing creativity, large and fine motor development, and social development. We would love to have your child come play with us!

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    Masks are required of adults and children, verification of health of your child each time they are at school, hand sanitizing stations, disinfection of toys and surfaces each day.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 2-5.5 years

2366 N 80th St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

414.774.5005

St. John's Wauwatosa

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St. John’s offers high-quality preschool programs in a Christian environment with experienced and loving teachers. We have half and full-day options for 2, 3, and 4-year-olds. We also have a full day K5 program. We offer before and after school care, and summer childcare.

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    We take cleaning precautions such as frequent handwashing, removal of difficult to clean toys, and an increase in overall cleaning procedures and frequency. All staff and adults are required to wears masks. All children aged 5 and above are required to wear masks. All classrooms are cleaned with a fogger in the evenings. We also have air purifiers in our HVAC system. Classrooms groups try to limit interactions with each other, when possible. Parents are encouraged to limit their time in our facility and for parents of K3 students and above, they are not allowed in the classrooms.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 2K-K5

1278 Dewey Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

414.453.9322

Brookfield Christian School

Brookfield Christian School 2021

Brookfield Christian School offers 3K (3 mornings/week, M/W/TH) from 8:15am to 12:00pm (afternoons 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).

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    BCS adheres to mask mandates and county health directives, so all students and staff 5+ wear masks during the day. Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout the school and in each classroom. Thorough cleaning and sanitizing is done throughout the day. Contact us for more information or visit https://www.brookfieldchristian.org/updates for our detailed plan released at the beginning of the school year.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 3+

14155 W. Burleigh Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

262.782.4722

Heritage Christian Preschool

Heritage Christian Preschool 2021

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!

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    Students are screened for COVID symptoms daily upon arrival at the Preschool. Social distancing guidelines are observed and lunch tables are equipped with protective dividers. We look to the Waukesha County Health Department for guidance regarding best practices.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 3 – 5 years old school year; 3 – 6 years old summer program

1500 S. West Lane
New Berlin WI 53151

262.432.0352

St. Paul's Child Care Center

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St. Paul’s Child Care is housed in a building designed specifically for young children. Open from 6 AM – 6 PM. Parent communication is welcomed and encouraged. Here we give loving care for God’s precious gifts. We are open year-round.

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    On-going, thorough, cleaning, and sanitation. Temperature and wellness checks upon arrival. HEPA filters in each room.
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    4K Available
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    AGES :: 6 weeks – 4 years

7835 W Grant Street
West Allis

414.541.6251

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At Kid’s Castle, our research and experience have taught us to focus on the whole child. We...
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6682 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI, USA
WA Community Child Care’s mission is to maintain positive partnerships in our community. A partne...
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819 East Silver Spring Drive Milwaukee, WI 53217-5233
Tree of Life Christian Preschool is a place where children can learn and grow. Operating as a par...
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3545 S 23rd Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Word of Life School is located in the Wilson Park / Southlawn area of Milwaukee. Just 1/2 of a mi...
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5510 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI
Woodlands School Bluemound and Woodlands School State Street are independent charter schools auth...
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330 N. Glenview Ave. Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Lutheran High School prepares young adults for productive, Christ-centered lives in a d...
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2840 South 10th, Milwaukee, WI
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St. Thomas More is a Catholic, coeducational high school that inspires students to embrace the va...
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3201 South 51st St., Milwaukee, WI
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Mathnasium of Whitefish Bay is now enrolling students for the School Year. Mathansium offers...
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Mathnasium of Menomonee Falls has been offering math tutoring and homework help to hundreds of st...
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18905 West Capitol Drive, #108, Brookfield WI 53045
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