About Us

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a solid foundation for life-long learning and prepare children to successfully begin formal education. We present our program though the lens of nature and provide experiences in outdoor education, cultural celebrations, the fine arts, and literature. We integrate the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. 

Our Philosophy

Lake Edge Learning Center is a nature based preschool with wrap around childcare where the classes are held outside as much as weather permits. Nature is infused in all aspects of the program, and the pedagogy emphasizes inquiry-based learning through play and hands-on discovery. This means that the curriculum is emergent but given the frequent outdoor time spent by the children, these experiences are typically rooted in the seasonal happenings of the natural world around us. Additionally, nature is integrated into the indoor spaces, and the play areas have an overall appearance of a natural area rather than structured play equipment. 

Here at Lake Edge we believe in the whole child approach to education. We support developmentally appropriate practices to develop math and literacy, social-emotional, physcial and cognitive skills. We believe that the best way to accomplish our mission is by teaching children to care for themselves, others, the community and the enviornment. 

Fall Registration 2021

 

Now accepting Fall Registrations!

 

Childcare

Operation:

  • M-F

  • 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

  • Full time

  • Part time

  • Neenah 4-k mid-day drop off/pick up site

  • Menasha 4-k mid-day drop off/pick up site

  • We were just approved for infant care! Starting as young as 6 weeks old.