STEAM Laboratory (Child Care)

We have convenient, onsite, hourly child care in our STEAM Laboratory available for enrichment for your kids. We are open 7am-6pm. Monday-Friday.  STEAM Lab is available for both children enrolled in our preschool program as well as those who are not.

Our program is for children 2 1/2 (and potty trained) to 6 years of age. If you would like to ask us any questions about our STEAM Laboratory program, please email, or call us at (262) 547-7315.  We would like to take the time to show you ways our program can meet the needs of your child.

See our enrollment page for more information and to set up your private tour.

Our program meets the needs of our school families in many different ways: 

Jesus is taught in our STEAM Lab.  Time is spent each day learning about who Jesus is and what He has done for us.  His love is modeled to the students by our teachers.  Our STEAM Lab children attend chapel every Wednesday morning with our Pastor in church.

STEAM Lab staff are actively involved in planning the daily activities.  They do a great job planning art projects, singing songs, reading stories, tying shoes, and taking care of the children's needs while they are in our care.

The Lab is open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This helps parents with busy work schedules, who may not be able to drop their child off for preschool or pick them up when school is over.  Our teachers will walk all students to their preschool class before it starts, and our preschool teachers will walk them back to the lab after school is over.  Both our preschool and STEAM Laboratory kids are in the same building; therefore, no transportation is required for the children.

We have a large indoor play area so that our children have room to move even if the weather outside does not cooperate.  We have a parachute, scooters, many types and sizes of balls, tumbling mats, bean bags, hula hoops, Frisbees, and a 60-inch diameter cage ball.  We provide many different games to help your child get their wiggles out.

In addition to our Nature Classroom and many trails, we also have a large outdoor play area that is fenced in with lots of room to run.  It is on the east side of our building and is thus somewhat shielded from the wind.  Our large playground is brightly colored and has plenty of climbing and sliding structures for the children. The monkey bars are a class favorite! In the winter, we have a gentle sledding hill with plenty of sleds for the children.  

Our billing is set up differently than most other centers.  Our rates are hourly and based on how many hours your child is with us.  Parents turn in a schedule a month at a time and changes can be made up until the week before.  Parents are then billed only for the hours they've scheduled.  Many parents have expressed gratitude for paying for their child's scheduled hours instead of paying a flat weekly rate.

STEAM Lab Daily Schedule

7:00 A.M. - 8:20 A.M.       Free Choice and Selected Center Activities 
8:20 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.      Classroom Clean Up 
8:30 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.       Group Time and Calendar 
8:45 A.M. - 8:50 A.M.       Clean Up Time
8:50 A.M. - 9:10 A.M.        Small Group Learning Center Activities
9:10 A.M. - 9:20 A.M.        Bathroom / Handwashing
9:20 A.M. - 9:40 A.M.       Prayer and Morning Snack
9:55 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.     Classroom Clean Up and Classroom Line Up
10:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.    Jesus Time in Chapel
10:15 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.      Nature Time Outside  OR Gym Time   
11:20 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.     Clean Up / Handwashing
11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.     Prayer and Lunch
12:00 P.M. - 12:10 P.M.     Free Choices Activities 
12:10 P.M. - 12:55 P.M.     Outside Play OR Gym Time
12:55 P.M. - 1:05 P.M.       Bathroom / Handwashing
1:05 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.          Story Time and Group Time Discussion
1:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.         Nap Time
2:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.       Wake Up / Handwashing / Afternoon Snack
3:00 P.M. - 3:50 P.M.        Free Choice and Small Group Activities
3:50 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.        Bathroom / Handwashing   
4:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.        Outside Playground OR Gym Time
4:30 P.M. - Close                Table Activities and Story Time

STEAM Lab Rates

Current Rates

Scheduled Hours: $7.25/hour

40+ Hours: $280/week

Drop-In Rate: $9.80/hour

Sibling Discount:  Any family with more than one child enrolled in STEAM will receive a 5% discount off of their total STEAM Lab charges.


Effective June 4, 2024

Scheduled Hours: $7.50/hour

40+ Hours: $290/week

Drop-In Rate: $10/hour

Sibling Discount:  Any family with more than one child enrolled in STEAM will receive a 5% discount off of their total STEAM Lab charges.