Welcome to Kinderhaus!

Kinderhaus and students examining ground after rolling log away.

Kinderhaus is a Waldorf-inspired, outdoor preschool and kindergarten for 3-6 year olds in Decorah, Iowa, that provides a warm and nurturing environment for young children in our community to learn.

Kinderhaus strives to develop the whole child: emotionally, socially, artistically, and cognitively.  Our goal is simple: to create an oasis in which children find the security and opportunity to develop into creative, imaginative, cooperative, self-motivated learners for the future.

We’re glad you’re here, and hope this site helps you get a feel for our school.  Please feel free to send us a note or give a call with any questions.


  • KINDErhaus is hiring!

    Kinderhaus is looking for a teacher! Kinderhaus is an outdoor-based, Waldorf-inspired preschool that is located in beautiful Decorah, Iowa. We strongly value community, creativity and imaginative play! We have an amazingly supportive staff and can be flexible with your scheduling needs. We are now offering a $2,000 recruitment bonus! An Iowa teaching license is required.…


  • kinderhaus benefit concert – featuring Lissie

    Kinderhaus Preschool will soon be having our annual benefit concert fundraiser, an evening of great music, great drinks, great people, and the opportunity to support Kinderhaus, Decorah’s Outdoor-based and Waldorf-Inspired Preschool. This year, we are celebrating our 15th anniversary and will enjoy performances by local band High Strung and Fretless and, once again, the amazingly…


  • Kinderhaus enrollment 2024-2025 is open!

    Here are the enrollment forms for Kinderhaus 2024-2025.  Looking forward to seeing a new bunch come together in the Fall! Enrollment Forms The enrollment fee via paypal (link here) is submitted separately from the enrollment form so make sure you submit both. You will be notified late February/early March of your placement and predicted schedule.