Childcare Center

Fort Atkinson Preschool and Childcare (FAPC), Jen Graf, Director

For further information, contact  the Directors listed above.
31 West Milwaukee Ave, Phone 920-563-2084 (Mon-Fri, 6am – 6pm)
“Where happy children grow and learn”

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Fort Atkinson Preschool and Childcare is a 5 star center.  They have achieved the highest rating available through the Young Star Program.   The program  rates centers based on the following:

·        educational qualifications and training
·        professional and business practices
·        learning environment and curriculum
·        child health and well being practices

The Young Star Program was created by the Department of Children and Families (who also regulates licensing of centers) to improve the quality of childcare of Wisconsin children.

“… Respect each child, foster independence, encourage creativity…”
Fort Atkinson Preschool and Childcare may be the first classroom experience your child may have.  A positive, nurturing environment helps children transition into upcoming educational settings, both socially and academically.

Our curriculum includes:
Math readiness
Science explorations
Creative art experiences
Large & small motor skills
Outdoor and indoor play. We have a large gym for indoor play and a fenced in playground with climbing equipment and a bike path for outdoor play. Family events and activities are provided monthly.

Our Mission:
Fort Atkinson Preschool and Childcare is a service of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.  First opened in 1969, Fort Atkinson Preschool and Childcare is a non-denominational, non-profit, self-supporting facility.

Enrollment Policy:
Admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority consideration given to children who attend five days a week.  Preschool and school-age programs are available, including before and after school programs and a full day summer program. We partner with the Fort Atkinson School District and provide four year old kindergarten classes.

We follow a child-oriented curriculum based on learning through play.  We help children appreciate the value of being both universal and unique.  Our approach encourages respect for each child as an individual. We foster independence, self reliance and a positive self-concept. Children are directly involved in the learning process emphasizing individual creativity and spontaneous problem solving.

We are licensed by the State of Wisconsin for children ages 2 1/2 years through 10 years.  Our lead teachers are state certified with Early Childhood or Elementary degrees. They also maintain a current certification in CPR and First Aid and are required to obtain continuing education on an annual basis.

This page last updated on January 20, 2016