Preschool

 

 

 

 

Celebrating over 50 years of providing a creative early learning environment supporting the development of children age four to five. The unique curriculum emphasizes critical and creative thinking through regular gallery visits for observation and language building, coupled with hands-on learning to promote literacy, math, science, cultural studies, and self-awareness.

Classes for three-year-olds are tuition-based; 4K classes are tuition-free and in partnership  with the Sheboygan Area School District.

For more information, contact Keely Phippen at kphippen@jmkac.org

CREATIVE, arts-infused lesson plans designed by early childhood and arts educators that align with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards


BEAUTIFUL, light-filled classrooms, art galleries, performing arts Theatre, art-making studios, and more


NURTURING, innovative teachers with backgrounds in the arts and education


NATURAL play area with safety fence and surrounding gardens and grounds for daily outdoor exploration


ACCESS to a wide range of materials, musical instruments, art supplies, and tools for learning and growing through imaginative play


VARIED CURRICULUM that includes weekly lessons in Spanish, American Sign Language, creative movement, drama, and music


OPPORTUNITIES to make connections through observing and discussing contemporary art, experiencing performances, and working with artists-in-residence


SELF-EXPRESSION through the arts and participation in the annual Preschool art exhibition and year-end student performances on stage


ADVENTURES to local sites, venturing out on other field trips to enhance the curriculum, build independence and self-confidence, and foster curiosity


RESPECT for our environment, our community, each other, and ourselves through community service, composting and recycling practices, and a rich, social-emotional curriculum


HEALTH AND WELL-BEING by enjoying healthy snacks, fitness, a yoga and mindfulness practice, and addressing safety topics in creative ways


SPECIAL INITIATIVES include partnering with community businesses and organizations on select projects

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Blue and Red Classes

Due to the coronavirus, the Blue and Red Preschool classes for three-year-olds have been canceled for the 2020-2021 school year. Surveys for those interested in the 2021-2022 school year are available here.

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Registration for Yellow Classes for Four-Year-Olds

Registration for Yellow Classes for four-year-olds

The 4K Yellow classes are scheduled to begin September 1 in accordance with the Sheboygan Area School District. Limited openings are available for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact Preschool Program Director Keely Phippen at kphippen@jmkac.org for more information.

Class Schedule
Mondays–Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Mondays–Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Preregistration is open through the Arts Center for the 4K Yellow Class at the Arts Center for the 2020–2021 school year. Preregistration does not guarantee enrollment. Official registration through the Sheboygan Area School District will be held at a later date.

4K Preregistration Form >

School choice and Open Enrollment information for 4K can be found at the SASD website.