Luther Memorial Preschool is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-15 school year.
- Ages 2–5
- Flexible scheduling
- Mondays & afternoons for 4K students
- Creative curriculum
- Nurturing environment
- Easy access and parking in the heart of the UW campus
As a ministry of Luther Memorial Church, Luther Memorial Preschool shares the love and joy of Christ in its teaching and nurturing of children. The preschool provides high quality, family-centered preschool programming that supports the development of the whole child and fosters a sense of belonging in God’s world.
Children enrolled at Luther Memorial Preschool benefit from an educational and fun-filled curriculum with a solid foundation in Christian values. Well established research shows children learn best through play in a nurturing environment where they are respected and valued. The preschool’s professionally trained and experienced teachers create a warm environment that is educationally dynamic and diverse, offering opportunities to play, explore and learn. Field trips are used to enhance lessons learned in the classroom. As a parochial preschool, Christian lessons are woven into daily activities, such as prayers at group and meal times.
- To create a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for all children and families.
- To prepare every child for social and academic success in kindergarten and beyond.
- To lay a strong foundation for spiritual/religious development.
- To develop an awareness in each child of his/her importance in our community and world.
- To instill a love for learning and growth.
- To let children play.
- To establish a partnership with parents where there is mutual respect and open communication
- To provide professional development opportunities for all staff.
A child who is raised in an environment filled with respect, warmth, safety and age-appropriate activities will flourish!
Suzanne Du Chateau
I’m thrilled to welcome you the 2014-15 school year at Luther Memorial Preschool this fall. My journey here has lead me from classroom teacher to currently serving in my third year as Director, which I simply love. Previously to my work here, I have over a decade of experience working with children in early childhood.
I was born and raised in Minneapolis. After coming to UW–Madison to pursue degrees in education and art I fell in love with the city and lifestyle here and stuck around. Now Madison is home to our family including myself, my husband and our two daughters, both proud Luther Memorial Preschool alumni! You will probably run into my girls either eagerly helping me give a tour, or fondly telling you all about their preschool days here!
Outside of school, I love to garden, create art, run and hang out with my family and friends! This year I am excited to be coaching my daughter’s running team through “Girls On the Run” as together we train to complete a 5K.
Guiding our preschool families and students through the tender years of early childhood is a passion for me. I am always available to discuss your child/families needs through the ages and stages of this unique time. I believe strongly that young children learn best through play-based curriculum, where their primary focus is to learn through exploration in a classroom environment that is rich with a range of materials and warm, nurturing guidance. We hope to do our best to provide that for your child here at Luther Memorial Preschool.
(608) 258-3160 ext. 32
Hi, my name is Cydney Levanetz and I’ve been involved with Luther Memorial Preschool for over five years as a volunteer, substitute teacher and parent. I’m a mother to two wonderful daughters. I recently completed my nursing degree from UW-Madison. I love working with children because of the spontaneity and joy they exude!
This past spring I enjoyed visiting the preschool as a special guest during as part of the “wellness week.” I was able to share some of the medical equipment and responsibilities that are a part of working in health care. The students loved this hands on experience. In my free time I also love being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family. I’m thrilled to be part of the Luther Memorial Preschool team!
Wise Owl Classroom Teacher, Ages 3 1/2 – 5
I’m so excited to be starting a new school year at Luther Memorial Preschool. This will be my seventh year of involvement with the preschool… first as a volunteer, then as a substitute teacher. I love Luther Memorial Preschool and could not be happier with this fantastic school—it’s a wonderland!! In my classroom, I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively and learning through play-based curriculum.
A little about my background: I grew up in a small town in northeastern Wisconsin called Two Rivers, located about an hour and a half north of Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan. My parents still live there in the house where I grew up. I moved to Madison after high school to attend UW-Madison and have been here ever since. I currently live on the north side of Madison with my husband and our three daughters. I also love to garden, knit, sing, and just chill, watching movies and listening to music with my friends and family.
Hi, my name is Maggie! I’m a sophomore at UW-Madison, undecided on a major but leaning towards human development and family studies. I’m from Minneapolis, MN but fell in love with Madison throughout the past year. In my free time I love to hit the gym, spend time with my friends and family, and play for the UW women’s club hockey team. I have volunteered with several different Minneapolis preschools over the years as well as working as a full-time nanny and frequent babysitter. I started volunteering at Luther Memorial Preschool last spring, and wish I could’ve discovered it earlier! It’s such a fantastic, friendly environment. I can’t wait to get started this fall!
Hello, My name is Amy Battista, and I was a Luther Memorial Preschool teacher for nine years, from 1997 when the school opened, until 2006 when I moved to the Milwaukee area. I have my bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison in child and family studies teacher certification preK-3. I loved every year I spent at the preschool, and I am glad I am able to stay connected as a substitute teacher. I am also a competitive figure skating coach and I manage the indoor water park at the Holiday Inn. I love teaching kids, whether it is in the classroom or on the ice. I hope to be able to make your children happy in the time I spend here at the preschool with them this year!
Hi I’m Carrie! I’m a senior at UW-Madison, studying nursing. I’m from Green Bay so I’m obviously a huge Packer fan! I’ve been attending Luther Memorial since fall of my freshman year here and I started volunteering at Luther Memorial Preschool the following spring. I love working with both the kids and the teachers and learning from their interactions. I am also a LM member. I feel so blessed to have come across Luther Memorial Preschool!