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 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.  


  • Kinderhaus is hiring

    Kinderhaus is looking for a lead teacher to start in July 2024! Kinderhaus is a Waldorf-inspired, outdoor preschool that is located in beautiful Decorah, Iowa. The ideal candidate would be someone creative, flexible, and has a passion for the outdoors. Ability to obtain an Iowa teaching license and early childhood endorsement required. Please send a…


  • Kinderhaus open haus

    Interested in preschool next year? Come check out Kinderhaus, Decorah’s outdoor-based and waldorf inspired preschool! Meet the teachers, learn about our program, and explore our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Saturday, February 3rd, 10 AM – Noon. Located at 701 Iowa Ave. Come out and play! :)