Like many others, all of us at Kinderhaus were devastated by the murder of George Floyd and the many other People of Color that have lost their lives to police brutality. We have empathy for the Communities of Color that have suffered many years of discrimination and injustice in America. As I have taken some time to process these losses and follow the progression of the Black Lives Matter Movement, I have also taken the time to learn more about what we can do to support People of Color and organizations that support racial justice. For years, Kinderhaus has strived to educate children in a program that acknowledges, respects, and appreciates the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups. We have toys and books to include different cultures and we encourage and accept all walks of life to be a part of our community, but we can do more.
Here are some ways that we would like to show our support and solidarity to the Black Community:
We would like to make a donation to The Conscious Kid which is an organization dedicated to promoting positive racial identity development in America’s youth. Their work includes an Anti-Racist Children’s Book Education Fund that provides children’s books about race to classrooms all across the country. They also provide funding in partnership with Title I schools and other nonprofits, including Rent Relief for Black Families, for which they raised over a quarter of a million dollars in one week!
All of Kinderhaus’ staff members will receive professional development training on the subject of anti-bias in the early childhood classroom to improve the presence of diversity and cultural competence in the environment of our program.
Continue to recognize representation and diversity in the children’s toys, dolls, books, games, and other materials in the classroom.
Promote inclusivity when marketing and encourage diversity throughout our enrollment process.
Continue to share and accept educational resources within the community on the subject of race and how it relates to children and society.
We send our hearts to those deeply affected by recent events related to racism, and we are here to listen, love, and support you all. We will continue to provide love and acceptance for every child at Kinderhaus and we hope for a brighter future in which every child in the world feels loved and respected for who they are.
Kinderhaus supporters, please check out Lissie’s online ticketed concert, Sunday March 29th, at 2 PM on https://lissie.veeps.com/
She has generously decided to donate a portion of the proceeds to Kinderhaus and Arthaus due to the delays of our Spring fundraisers this year. Tickets are anywhere from $5-$30. Please consider supporting Lissie and catching her amazing show!
If you would like to support Kinderhaus in a greater way, please consider making a donation on Paypal. Thanks and Be well!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Join us for Open Haus this Saturday, March 7th, any time between 9 and 12! Indoor and outdoor classrooms will be open (predicted highs of 47 degrees, highly recommend boots and snow/rain pants) Open to ALL who are looking to get out and play!
Kinderhaus now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Please send application and registration fee of $50 to: Kinderhaus, P.O. Box 114, Decorah, IA 52101. You can choose from 2, 3, or 5 days a week; morning and full day options available! Come play with us :)
This year, you can choose to have merch shipped directly to you or through a group order (Decorah area only). Group order will be in by the 18th and we can get to you by December 20th. Individual shipments in Decorah area could get to you by the 20th but not guaranteed and out of area could take longer. Orders close on December 15th so get them in soon! All proceeds support 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:
Contribute to the purchase of a new computer, printer, and digital camera for our Kinderhaus staff.
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.
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.
Kinderhaus Holiday Fundraiser Kinderhaus 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 Tiffany Macklin, Lisa Lantz, Clara Muggli, Courtney Brink, Amanda Rubasch, Nina Smock and Steve Zittergruen
Kinderhaus is no longer accepting applications for Summer Camp 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we hope everyone is having an amazing Summer!
Play in the woods, make fairy homes, study insects, bake mud pies…!
Due to renovations being done at Good Shepherd Church this Summer we will be having Kinderhaus Summer Camp at Phelps Park! Same amazing teachers, same fun songs, stories, and activities and a new area to explore and play!
Join Kinderhaus for a week of playing, exploring, and growing at Phelps Park. Drop off will be at Whalen Cabin, August 12th-16th, 9 AM-12 PM.
For children ages 3-9
Cost of camp is $100/week. Register by May 31st for Early Bird pricing of $90/week!
To register, return the following forms with payment to:
Kinderfolk On Stage is happening March 16th at the Courtyard and Cellar! Come support Kinderhaus, Decorah’s outdoor preschool and enjoy us for our live talent show, delicious appetizers, and cash bar. Also featuring Lissie! All are welcome! Free will donation at the door.