Summer Camp 2019

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 Thank you and we hope everyone is having an amazing Summer!

Summer Camp 2019

August 12th-16th, Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 12 PM

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:

Kinderhaus, PO Box 114, Decorah, IA  52101

Kinderfolk On Stage!

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.

Open Haus!

Meet our teachers, explore our classrooms, learn about Decorah’s outdoor-based preschool and kindergarten, or just get out of the house and come play with us! All are welcome!

Saturday March 9th, 9 AM-12 PM

701 Iowa Ave, Decorah (At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church)

Thank You To Our Donors!

We are extremely grateful to the following businesses and people who donated to our “Give the Gift” drive! Thank you!  Without you, we wouldn’t be possible!

Larry and Diane Grimstad
Stephen and Sara Luse
Mark and Gloria Elsbernd
Brian & Breelyn Sauer
Marin Hanson & Brian Wier
Harriet Hayes
Oak and Sky Pasche
Day Spring Spa
Elise Grimmius
Barbara Massman Realtors
Gary Ronnie
Dr. Joseph & Catherine Garcia-Prats
Rachel Sandhorst
Mattias and Claudia Kriemelmeyer

Holiday Fundraiser 2018

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, Amanda Rubasch, Breelyn Sauer, Jenna Gjerde, Clara Muggli, Lisa Lantz, Tiffany Macklin, and Rachel Breitenbach-Dirks

Kinderhaus T-shirts available to order now!


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

Orders can be placed online at

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 December 3rd!

If an online order is not an option for you, please fill out an Order Form for EACH shirt you wish to order.  You can place order form and payment in the folder on the front of the fridge in our kitchen or send check or cash to:

Kinderhaus, PO Box 114, Decorah, IA 52101

Happy Holidays!

Kinderhaus Now Enrolling!

Kinderhaus is still taking applications for the 2018-2019 school year!  No it’s not too late to start preschool!  If you, or someone you know, is considering enrolling a 3, 4, or 5 year old for two or three days in a fun and creative learning environment and would like more information, please contact Gracie at or 563-379-7303. Afternoons also available!

2018 Summer Camp

Play in the woods, make fairy homes, study insects, bake mud pies…!
Join Kinderhaus for a week of playing, exploring, and growing!

For 3-9 year olds.  August 6-10 and August 13-17, 9:00am-12:00pm.

Cost of camp is $100/week. Register by June 1 for Early Bird pricing of $90/week!
A hearty, healthy, homemade snack will be served each day.

To register, return the following forms with payment to: Kinderhaus, PO Box 114, Decorah, IA  52101

Kinderhaus Summer Camp Registration and Consent Forms

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!