Preschool & Childcare
Hales Corners Lutheran School (HCLS) is concerned with the welfare of the whole child. We see a child’s developmental needs as spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social. Our Preschool Programs guide children so that they may gain a healthy self-concept and a positive feeling of trust about God and others.
At HCLS, the structure of learning time is always balanced with ample time for play, as children learn actively through play. In free choice play, children are free to choose from an array of age-appropriate equipment, materials and activities, like:
- Dramatic play, including puppets or dress-up costumes, family living in the doll corner, or simply using a vivid imagination.
- Block play, including unit blocks, small table blocks or carpentry.
- Structured manipulative play, including tabletop toys such as puzzles, Lego blocks or lacing boards.
- Unstructured manipulative play, including sand, clay, water, bubble blowing, and finger paints.
- Children also have ample opportunities to work on gross motor skills through indoor and outdoor activities and play time.
Our teachers are loving, sensitive people who are committed to the needs of young children and to the conveying of God’s love through their own actions.
Explore Preschool & Extended Care at HCLS
2-Year-Old Preschool (PS2)
The 2-Year-Old Preschool (PS2) program at Hales Corners Lutheran School is available year round, Monday-Friday from 6:00am-6:00pm. A 2-day minimum is required with flexible full-day and half-day options available. Read more.
3K and 4K (Half-Day and with Extended Care)
3-Year-Old Kindergarten (3K) and 4-Year-Old Kindergarten
(4K) classes at Hales Corners Lutheran School are held at a variety of times
each week along with Extended Care options to offer busy families flexible
scheduling and peace of mind. Read more.
Why Enroll in Early Childhood at HCLS?
When deciding where your young child will begin their educational journey, there are many factors to consider - staff, location, scheduling, facilities, curriculum. At HCLS, we check all of these boxes while also weaving in the intangible factors that play a critical role in shaping the person your child is becoming. Hales Corners Lutheran School promotes academic excellence while helping children nurture a personal relationship with God and preparing them to lead a responsible, purpose-filled life for Christ. Click here for 10 Reasons to Enroll in Early Childhood at HCLS.
Take the Next Step
We want to meet you! To truly experience what makes Hales Corners Lutheran School so special, we invite you and your family to set up a school visit to meet us, see the learning space and get all of your questions answered. We are a family-friendly environment, so children are welcome! Please call the school office at 414-529-6701 to schedule your visit. Planning a visit is the first step of our Admissions process:
- Schedule a school visit
- Complete your admissions application
- Enroll your child
- Complete a tuition agreement
For additional details about our Admissions process, click here. For specific details about Preschool and Extended Care rates for the 2018-19 school year at Hales Corners Lutheran School, click here. If you have any questions, contact Diane Shippell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-529-6700.
Looking for Care This Summer?
At HCLS, learning and fun don't have to end when the school year does. That's why we offer fun summer programming and care options for children from preschool through 5th grade with faith-based activities, field trips and more!
Click here to learn more about all of the wonderful things happening at HCLS this summer and see how your kids can get in on the action!
Discover Early Childhood Enrichment at HCLS
(6 mos - 2 yrs)
Our Infant Classes give parents/caregivers the opportunity to share special time with their child(ren) singing and playing games in a fun learning environment while also socializing with other parents. Read more.
(2 - 3 yrs)
Our Toddler Classes invite parents/caregivers to accompany their child(ren) to class where they sing, dance, paint, play and most importantly share the special love of Jesus together. Read more.
(3 - 5 yrs)
Learners Club Preschool Enrichment Classes offer a stimulating and nurturing educational environment, taught by certified teachers. Each class will have an exciting new theme to keep kids interested and engaged. Click here for details and to register. Read more.