General Info

The Arts Center's Preschool arts-based curriculum offers an early-learning experience that emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, and fundamental skills development.

Registration will begin the end of February for the Red and Blue classes, and preregistration is open for the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) 4K Yellow Class for school year 2018–2019.

Classes for three-year-olds (age three by September 1, 2018) are offered in two class sections: Red Class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Blue Class meets Monday and Wednesday mornings. The Yellow Class for four-year-olds (age four by September 1, 2018) meets Monday through Thursday mornings.

Families interested in registering their child in the Arts Center Preschool must complete a Preschool Interest Survey by December 1 prior to the fall their child is eligible to attend. For example, for the 2019–2020 school year please complete and return the form by December 1, 2018. There is no cost or obligation attached to the Interest Survey.

For more information, contact Keely Phippen


Since 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Preschool has provided a high quality, arts-based education program for children age three to five. The Arts Center’s state certified program provides a foundation for reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. In this nurturing, child-centered environment, children acquire a love of learning while learning how to respect themselves, others, and our world.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has an exciting and engaging early learning program that welcomes young children into their first “classroom” experience. We focus on learning through the visual arts, music, and movement with an emphasis throughout the program on socialization skills. We provide a caring, nurturing environment in which children can discover, learn, and grow.

At the Arts Center Preschool, children age three to five benefit from an arts-based curriculum that emphasizes creativity and critical thinking skills.


Registration is open to the public February 19 for the Red and Blue classes, and preregistration is open for the Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) 4K Yellow Classes for the 2018–2019 school year.

Past Preschool families may register for 3P Beginning January 22.

3P Registration Form >

Preregistration is open for the 4K Yellow Classes on February 1, 2018.
The 4K Yellow Class is a partnership with the Sheboygan Area School District and is held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and afternoons from 12:30–3:30 p.m.

4K Registration Form >

Class Schedule

RED Class (children must be age three by September 1, 2018)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00–11:30 a.m.

BLUE Class (children must be age three by September 1, 2018)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

YELLOW Class (children must be age four by September 1, 2018)
Mondays–Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (morning session)
Mondays–Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (afternoon session)

Registered Preschool Families

Please fill out and return the following form prior to your child's first day of Preschool.

By attending Preschool at the Arts Center, students have the amazing opportunity to visit the galleries, attend performances, and work with visual and performing guest artists. The Preschool is state licensed, and the curriculum aligns with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.