St. Francis Children's Center

6700 N Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Tel: (414)351-0450
  • 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 TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedearly childhood-special needs
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students107 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 28%
Students by GradeSt. Francis Children's Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition & student/teacher ratios varies per classrom for infants, toddler, preschool and kindergarten.
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLaura 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

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  • Milwaukee
    Grades: PK-8
    0.5 miles
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    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414)964-1499
    0.5PK-8
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  • Milwaukee
    Grades: K-8 | 96 students
    0.5 miles
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    Milwaukee, WI 53217
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  • Milwaukee
    Torah Academy Of Milwaukee
    All-girls (Jewish)
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    1 miles
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    (414)352-6789
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  • Milwaukee
    St Eugene School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 190 students
    1.1 miles
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    Milwaukee, WI 53217
    (414)918-1121
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  • Milwaukee
    Dominican High School
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    Grades: 9-12 | 277 students
    1.3 miles
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    Milwaukee, WI 53217
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