2-year-old preschool

The 2-Year-Old Preschool (PS2) program at Hales Corners Lutheran School is available year round, Monday-Friday from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm. A 2-day minimum is required with flexible full-day and half-day options available.

The primary goal for our 2-year olds is to provide a warm, caring environment that helps establish a foundation for social development, self-help and faith building. The PS2 classrooms are carefully designed learning environments that encourage learning through play and everyday interactions. For additional details about our Admissions process, as well as tuition rates for the 2019-20 school year, click here.

A day in the life

Our teachers provide a variety of activities that begin to introduce the curriculum areas of art, science, cooking, social studies, dramatic play, manipulative activities, language, large motor skills, music, and movement. HCLS PS1 and PS2 programming also includes a variety of faith building activities and routines, including a monthly song, prayer, and verse, weekly chapel, and daily Jesus time.


Sample of PS2 Daily Schedule

6:00-8:00 AM Scheduled Arrival

8:00-9:00 AM Free Play

9:00 AM Circle Time/Structured Teacher-Directed Activity/Music and Movement Activity

9:15 AM Morning Snack

9:45-10:30 AM Structured Art/Sensory Activity/ Diapers and Toileting

10:30 AM Outdoor Play/Large Motor Play*

11:00 AM Jesus Time

11:15 AM Lunch

11:45 AM Diapers and Toileting

12:00 PM Rest Time

2:30 PM Wake up/Diapers and Toileting

3:00 PM Afternoon Snack

3:30 PM Outdoor Play/Motor Room Play

4:00-5:00 PM Free Play

5:00-6:00 PM Teacher-Directed Activities

*Only in inclement weather

Schedule may vary due to individual children’s needs or special school events

pS2 Special activities and events

We also have some fun events together throughout the year, including a Christmas Program, field trips, and special week-long celebration for National Lutheran Schools Week. Other special events may include:

Fall Costume Party

Thanksgiving Feast

Easter Eggstravaganza Family Event

Painting with Parents

meals and snacks

We serve breakfast between the hours of 6:00 – 8:30 a.m. Families are also more than welcome to bring breakfast for their child(ren) - we provide cups, spoons, napkins and milk. We have our own cook on staff who provides the children with nutritionally balanced snacks and a lunch. Lunch is served between 10:50 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and snack at 3:00 p.m. Breakfast, hot lunch and snacks are all included in PS2 tuition. 

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:

  1. Schedule a school visit

  2. Complete your admissions application

  3. Enroll your child

  4. Complete a tuition agreement

For additional details about our Admissions process, as well as tuition rates for the 2019-20 school year, click here. For admissions and enrollment questions, contact our Director of Admissions, Jeanne Gueller at jgueller@hcl.org or 414-529-6701. For all other questions, contact Diane Shippell at dshippell@hcl.org or 414-529-6701.