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.

  • Kindercamp is full!

    Registration for Kindercamp is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for any of the weeks, please email info@kinderhausdecorah.com. Happy Summer!

  • Kinderhaus is hiring!

    Lead Teacher 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 info@kinderhausdecorah.com…

  • Kinderhaus Summer Camp Registration is now open!

    Summer Camp 2021 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…

  • Enrollment Full for 2021-2022

    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…

  • Enrollment for 2021-2022 Opening February 1st

    Kinderhaus will begin accepting applications this Monday, February, 1st! Enrollment Forms 2021-2022 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 info@kinderhausdecorah.com or mailed to: Kinderhaus PO Box 114,…

  • Check out our larger indoor classroom!

    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 that allows us to spread out and be more active on these cold days! Thank…

  • Kinderhaus would like to show our support for the Black Community.

    Dear Kinderhaus Community, 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…

  • Check out Lissie in support of Kinderhaus and Arthaus!

    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…

  • Open Haus, Saturday March 7th 9-12

    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 Enrolling For 2020-2021 School Year

    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 :)