St. Francis Children's Center

6700 N Port Washington Road,
Milwaukee, WI, 53217-0532
Tel: (414)351-0450
Grades: PK - K | 107 students
St. Francis Children's Center serves infants-K5.
We are an inclusive program and serve children with and without special needs.
We are a tuition based program and accept W2.
All of our lead teachers are four year degreed teachers, many with Master's degrees and all are licensed through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported early childhood-special needs
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 107 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition & student/teacher ratios varies per classrom for infants, toddler, preschool and kindergarten.
Acceptance Rate 97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Laura Kosteretz

School Notes:

    • St. Francis Children's Center's Early Childhood Education Program serves children from four weeks of age through Kindergarten. These Center-based classrooms are fully inclusive, meaning that children with special needs and children who are typically developing have the opportunity to grow, learn and play together. The program is designed to focus on the development of the whole child, addressing social, emotional, academic and physical growth. Our classroom arrangements are based upon a center philosophy allowing separate areas for activities that stimulate learning, such as sensory play, dramatic play, books, blocks, puzzles, reading, writing, art, science, fine motor, math, music and computers. Our programs are directly led by or are under the guidance of teachers who are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in Early Childhood. All other classroom assistants are certified by the State of Wisconsin as Child Care Teachers. Classroom staff is supported by an on-site psychologist, speech and language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and mentoring administrators. Children benefit greatly from this extensive professional team who oversees their development. Our programs offer:
    • Nurturing year-round, full day programs weekdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Part-time care options for children ages four weeks to 36 months
    • Inclusive classrooms that welcome children from all backgrounds and abilities
    • Play-based education that promotes growth in all areas of development
    • Early Childhood licensed teachers and certified teaching assistants
    • Competitive rates, which include breakfast, hot lunch and snacks daily
    • Well-equipped, large, colorful classrooms
    • Full-size gymnasium
    • Two indoor playgrounds and three fenced outdoor playgrounds

    Profile last updated: 01/22/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Torah Academy Of Milwaukee (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillel Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Monica School (1.3 miles away)
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    (414)962-9545
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    0.5  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  K-9
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    Milwaukee Jewish Day School
    (Jewish)
    6401 N Santa Monica Blvd
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)964-1499
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    0.5  mi  |  182  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Milwaukee
    Torah Academy Of Milwaukee
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    6800 N Green Bay Avenue
    Milwaukee , WI , 53209
    (414)352-6789
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  • Milwaukee
    St. Eugene School
    (Roman Catholic)
    7600 N Port Washington Rd
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)918-1120
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    1.1  mi  |  199  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Milwaukee
    St. Monica School
    (Roman Catholic)
    5635 N Santa Monica Blvd
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)332-3660
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  431  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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