Kinderhaus Preschool will soon be having our annual fundraiser, Kinderfolk On Stage, an evening of performances from community members, featuring the amazingly talented Lissie! We are looking forward to sharing an evening of great music, great drinks, great people, and the opportunity to support Kinderhaus, Decorah’s Outdoor-based and Waldorf Inspired Preschool. Details below.
Date: Friday, May 12th Time: Doors open at 7pm, community performances start at 7:15 Lissie to take the stage at 9:30pm Where: Impact Coffee
Suggested Donation of $20 goes to supporting Kinderhaus!
After a 2-year hiatus, Kinderfolk On Stage is BACK! This is a night of terrific live music (featuring Lissie!). It’s also an opportunity to celebrate and support the important work of Kinderhaus. The fun kicks off at 6:30 at Pulpit Rock Brewery. Can’t wait to see you there!
Registration for Kinderhaus 2022-2023 will be opening Monday February 14th! You can find our enrollment forms here early that morning. Forms and enrollment fees will be accepted in the order they are received. Families will be informed of their confirmed spot or wait list status before April 1st. Please read our Enrollment Policy for more information. We look forward to welcoming new families to our lovely community next year!
Are you a teacher that loves being creative with children and exploring nature? Kinderhaus, a Waldorf-inspired, outdoor preschool located in beautiful Decorah, Iowa, is hiring a Lead Teacher starting August 2021. Iowa teaching license required. Please see job description under employment on our website and send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th.
Kinderhaus, Decorah’s Waldorf-inspired outdoor preschool, is seeking an experienced teacher for our afternoon program starting August 2021. Must have experience with children during naptime, a warm and nurturing presence, and available Monday-Friday, 12 PM-5 PM. We offer a competitive hourly rate and a comfortable and safe working environment. Come be a part of our amazing community! Please see job description under employment on our website and send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by June 30th.
Play in the woods, make fairy homes, study insects, bake mud pies, and MORE!
Join Kinderhaus for a week of playing, exploring, and growing. This year we will have three weeks of camp fun available: July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13
For children ages 4-9
Cost of camp is $100/week. Registration will be closed July 19th.
Please return the Registration and Consent forms along with Payment to one of the following: the clear small drop-box tub located on the northside of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to: Kinderhaus PO Box 114 Decorah, IA 52101
As we finish up this school year, we are excited to be looking ahead to the next! Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now full and we are building a wait list. If you wish to join that, feel free to fill out an application and send it our way for us to keep on file if a spot does open up. There is no fee to join the wait list, however the $50 enrollment fee would be due one week upon entry into the program.
Completed applications and application fee of $50 (check, cash, or paypal on our website under charitable giving) can be returned to Kinderhaus in our drop box at the parking lot entrance, scanned and emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Kinderhaus PO Box 114, Decorah, IA 52101
We look forward to sharing our wondrous community with you!
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is kind enough to let us use the Fellowship Hall for our classroom until it is safe for them to gather for worship again. Here are some pictures of our new and and much larger classroom … Continue reading →
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.