Kinderfolk on Stage ~ Saturday, March 17

Enjoy live music, poetry, delicious appetizers, and a cash bar at T-Bock’s Upstairs, March 17, 7-11pm.  Free-will donations will support Kinderhaus Preschool.

This night of fun is for the whole community – ALL are welcome!

Featured Artist: Namoli Brennet!

Kinderfolk Artists:
Bree and Kate
Bob Breitenbach
Otter Dreaming
Erik Graham
Charlie Langton
Mika Petersen
Ellen Rockne, Kristin Albertson, Lor Miller, Rachel Sandhorst, and Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks
Steve Zittergruen
The Open Hub Singing Club
And more!

Open Haus!

March 10, 10:00-12:00

Come meet our teachers, explore our spaces, and learn about our outdoor-based, Waldorf-inspired preschool!

Thank you to our Donors!

We are extremely grateful to the following businesses and people who donated to our “Give the Gift” drive!

Barbara Massman, Realtors
Decorah Bank and Trust Co.
Wadsworth Construction
A&J Petersburg Agency

Heidi Betz
Bob and Jean Breitenbach
Steve & Brigitte Cornelius
Steven & Cynthia DeBerg
Norma and Paul Dirks
Mark & Gloria Elsbernd
Joseph & Catherine Garcia-Prats
Jenna Mockler Gjerde
Elise Grimmius
Diane and Larry Grimstad
Marin Hanson & Brian Weir
Matt & Ivy Heims
Sue & Lyle Otte
Brian & Breelyn Sauer
Erik Sessions and Sara Peterson
Lisa & Steven Zittergruen

Kinderhaus Holiday Fundraiser

Simplify the Season: Give the Gift of Kinderhaus

When tasked with making a Christmas wish list for your family, do you find yourself thinking “Ugh, we just don’t need more stuff!”

What about an experience gift? What about giving the gift of Kinderhaus? We invite you to encourage your loved ones (and yourselves!) to donate to our incredible preschool in place of (or in addition to) a present under the tree.

Donors are able to earmark their contribution for a particular fund if desired:

  • Equipment Fund
    • Contribute to the purchase of a new computer, printer, and digital camera for our Kinderhaus staff.
  • Play Fund
    • Fairy Tents, garden tools, musical instruments, books… your contributions will help us grow our collection of Waldorf-inspired toys that encourage imaginative play and learning.
  • Scholarship Fund
    • Choose to support KinderGrant, our in-house scholarship program. Help us ensure that Kinderhaus is accessible to all children, of all families and incomes.
  • Teacher Support Fund
    • Your donation will support our caring and knowledgeable teachers by providing benefits, living wages, and workshop opportunities.
  • Wherever Needed Most Fund
    • Just like it sounds! We’ll put your donation toward our most important needs.

You can use the Paypal Button below:

Or simply send a check to:

Kinderhaus Holiday Fundraiser
PO Box 114
Decorah, IA 52101

For each donation received, the Board will promptly mail a tax-deductible receipt and a gift notification card. This little card is a way for each donor to “pay it forward” and let someone know a gift was given in their name.

Thank you for helping to keep our little school mighty!

Blessings to you and yours this holiday season,

The Kinderhaus Board
Marin Hanson, Breelyn Sauer, Jenna Gjerde, Siri Steven, Amanda Rubasch, and Tiffany Macklin

It’s T-Shirt Time!

It’s time to put in your order for Kinderhaus T-shirts!

Our shirts are made in the U.S. with organic cotton.

Choose from so many new colors!  Color options.

Available in Unisex short sleeve, unisex long sleeve, women’s short sleeve, kids and toddlers short sleeve and even onesies!

All orders due by November 29, so we can get them handed out before the holiday break.

Please fill out a separate Order Form for EACH shirt you wish to order.  You can send check or cash to:

Kinderhaus, PO Box 114, Decorah, IA 52101

Full Days Now Available!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering afternoon care for the 2017-2018 school year!

Children who stay at Kinderhaus for the afternoons will eat their lunches brought from home, then settle into a peaceful rest time, accompanied by stories, music, and a special blessing for each child.  After rising from their rest, the children and Ms. Kristin will find home-like projects to work on, such as baking or gardening, and will finish their time together in free play.

Afternoons will run from 12:15-3:00.

Kinderhaus Visit Day Cancelled

We will be cancelling this Visit Day so a Kinderhaus staff member can be at a loved one’s funeral.

If you are interested in visiting Kinderhaus, please contact Rachel at: or 563-379-7303 to make arrangements to visit our school next week!

Look for another “Kinderhaus Visit Day” this fall!

Kinderhaus Visit Day

Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-12:00pm

Parents and children are invited to join us for a morning at Kinderhaus, to experience the warmth and wonder of our Waldorf-inspired, outdoor-based preschool!

Experience first-hand our outdoor classroom, song circle, organic homemade snack, and art project – and with time, of course, for free play!

This is a free event, however, RSVP’s are required. Contact 563-379-7303 or for more info and to RSVP.

Kinderfolk on Stage!

Kinderfolk on Stage
Saturday, March 18
T-Bock’s Upstairs. 
Doors open at 7:00pm.

On the Verge of Spring: Kinderfolk on Stage is a celebration of spring, the arts, and Kinderhaus – the only nature-based preschool in Northeast Iowa! 

Enjoy live music and spoken word from a variety of local artists including Kinderhaus teachers, parents, and friends.   Some of the line-up includes: 

* Randi Berg, Kristin Albertson, and Lor Miller
* “A Brief Little Choir” (with Liz, Daniel, Matt, Randi, Kristin, Ellen, Namoli, Hannah, John, Melissa, Dalton…and more)

* The Stevens (Siri and Matt Stevens)

* Kristin Albertson, Lydia Hayes, and Dale Kittleson

* Bree Sauer, Kate, Lindsey Harman

* Stevie Ray & Co  (Steve McCargar, Otter Dreaming, Ellen Rockne, Kristin Albertson and Rachel B-D)

* Cerissa Snethen

* And other SURPRISE PERFORMERS (maybe)

Plus, there will be mandalas for coloring, free appetizers, and a cash bar.

Kinderhaus will gratefully accept your free-will donations at the door.  :-)