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Community Preschool of Whitefish Bay

5655 North Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 961-0432


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our commitment has remained steadfast since our founding in 1971: to provide a preschool program that gives your child a healthy developmental education experience - an experience that involves you as well.
Our programs encourage your child's inquisitive nature, creativity and independence while providing plenty of opportunities for group play. As a cooperative, we work hand-in-hand with you to make our school an amazing place of learning and fun. As part of the cooperative, we expect you to serve on a committee or our Board of Directors, and to assist in your child's classroom several times throughout the year.
If you are looking for...
A cost-effective, non-profit preschool for your three- or four-year-old
An environment that promotes your child's self-confidence, competence and self-worth through a balance of structure and freedom.
An informal, flexible, and varied program that combines mental inquiry, creative expression, and physical recreation
The opportunity to participate in your child's classroom
A classroom ratio of adults to children that allows maximum individual development

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Wizard Experiment - We perform a simple science experiment that involves hypothesis, observation, and conclusion. For example, in our transportation unit, we have items that we try to roll down a ramp. We guess if it will roll, try it, and then make some generalizations about the results.
Calendar - We name the month, discuss the weather, and count days.
Music - Includes singing songs, rhythm exercises, finger-plays, and musical instruments.
Story Time - As a group, the children listen to a story that relates to the current unit of study.
Art - We choose art projects that introduce your child to a variety of experiences. For example, during our health unit, we use electric toothbrushes to paint a tooth with a mint-smelling white paint.
Large Muscle Time - Your child can play outside in our play yard equipped with a wooden play structure, sandbox, and climbing tires. We also have an indoor play-room equipped with climber, slide, large trucks, balance beam, basketball hoop, mini-trampoline, and jumping mats.
Free Play - Your child can choose from a variety of activities. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website