"If we really want children to thrive we need to let their connection to nature nurture them." Claire Warden

Lake Edge uses components of Creative Curriculum, Wisconsin Model of Early Learning Standards (WMELS), Project Learning Tree, and Project Wild.


We encourage children to be active and creative explores who try new ideas and think on their own, thus enabling children to become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners.


Our nature-influenced curriculum model include learning experiences in the following areas:

  • Physical: fine  and large motor skills

  • Social and emotional development

  • Creativity, art, music, and dramatic play

  • Cognitive development: problem solving, sorting, asking open-ended questions

  • Linguistic development: letters, numbers, letter sounds

  • Communication skills


Preschool Classes

Classes are available to children starting at age 2

Students do not need to be potty trained to register for our preschool programs

Preschool Hours are 8:30 am-11:30 am

  • 1-k, 2-k, 3-k, 4-k 

  • Flexiable schedules:

    • One day

    • Two Day (T&Th)

    • Three Day (M,W,F)

    • Four and Five day

    • 4-k Program

    • Summer Nature Program for on site activities

Preschool rates are based on the age of the child and frequency of attendance. 

Summer Sessions are offered in June, July, and August

We are accepting registration for fall now!



  • Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00 am-6:00 pm

  • For children aged 1-9 years

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Rotating Schedules

  • Drop-in

  • Flexible Schedules

  • Summer Nature Program: Field Trips on site/off site for 4-k - 9 year olds

  • Neenah 4-k mid-day drop off site

  • Menasha 4-k mid-day drop off site

At Lake Edge, we believe that learning doesn't stop when the preschool day ends. Our dedicated teachers work toward providing quality, educational, and nurturing care for all children at our center, at all times.