Grace Lutheran Early Childhood Center
Since 1996 Grace Lutheran Early Childhood Center has provided quality Christian care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Please join us and share the promise. Our mission is to share with every child the hope and promise of salvation and the love of Jesus Christ. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and tours can be scheduled at your convenience.
What’s New at Grace ECC
Catch up with the latest happenings at Grace Lutheran Early Childhood Center.
Grace ECC Staff
Learn more about the educators devoted to nurturing our littlest learners.
Angels Room (6 weeks-1 year)
In the Angels Room, your baby will be introduced to sensory experiences, art, music, and tummy time. Above all else, we offer one-on-one attention, love, and exceptional care for your child throughout the day. Our teachers listen and communicate with parents and families so they are able to provide quality, Christian care for your baby. The Angels Room is led by Kim Moeller. Kim has previously worked at Grace Lutheran School as a kindergarten assistant. Samantha Otzelberger is the assistant in the Angels Room.
Tigger, Too Room (1-year-olds)
Katie Nowack leads the Tigger, Too Room and will introduce your child to a fun yet structured schedule. Your child will experience story time, bible time, and many other independent and group activities. Katie has worked in the 1-year-old room for more than a decade and encourages language development and simple problem solving skills as she talks and plays with the children.
Busy Bees (2-year-olds)
In the two-year-old room your busy bee will learn how to socially interact with other children in a positive way. Tons of toddler activities are available for your child to participate in, including calendar time, music and movement, Jesus time, and games that promote taking turns and sharing. The Busy Bee Room is led by Jane Durant, who worked with the 4K program at Grace Lutheran School for six years before transitioning to the Early Childhood Center. Judith Behlke is the assisting teacher and brings more than three decades of Lutheran education experience.
Little Lambs (3-year-olds)
Numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and so much more. The children in Little Lambs engage in stimulating academic and social activities like circle time with calendar and weather, Chapel time with Pastor, arts and crafts, fine and large motor games, story time and outdoor play. Our Little Lambs get to experience field trips several times a year to exciting places like Swan’s Pumpkin Farm, Castle Park, the Milwaukee County Zoo, and Betty Brinn. The curriculum in the Little Lambs is designed to allow the children to experience some of the same academic and social activities they will have to opportunity to master in our Pre-K 4 classroom.
Camp Graceland 5-12-year-olds
Camp Graceland is our annual summer camp for ages 5-12 held at the Early Childhood Center. Numerous themed activities are planned every year along with outdoor sports and games, water fun, and time to kick back with a good book. Additionally, Camp Graceland is offered for days school is not in session, such as Easter vacation, spring break, Christmas break, etc. Rates are $31 for less than five hours and $41 for five hours or more. Call 414-762-8755 for details.