Early Childhood Program Sponsored by Central Lutheran Church
Our Motto: "Play... the way kids learn best"
In our preschool and 4K classes we believe that the basis for learning in young children is their active play. Our programs nurture and support the individual and unique development of young children by emphasizing developmentally appropriate activities that address each child's need for and interest in creativity, language skills, problem solving and decision making skills, cognitive growth, social interaction, physical movement, family involvement, and fun.
|In Class Fun||Family Activities|
|* Holiday Parties||* Fall Potluck|
|* class field trips||* Christmas Sing|
|* themed dress up days||* Block Party|
|* special friend activities||* Kids' Fair|
|* student of the week||* Hop-a-thon|
|* End of Year Event|
Christa DeVoll - preschool teacher
I am a teacher in the preschool classroom. Having enjoyed the experience as a parent sub, I was excited to accept a teaching position when the opportunity was presented.
I graduated from the Edgerton High School in 1992. I did general studies coursework at UW LaCrosse, studied psychology at UW Whitewater and completed early childhood classes at Blackhawk Technical College.
My husband Mark and I have 2 children, Charlie 14 and Natalie 9. Both are graduates of Central’s preschool and 4K programs. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, sewing and attending sporting events.
“It’s vital that there is an open line of communication between parents and teachers. We are most successful as a team!”
Carly Casey - preschool assistant teacher
I am very excited about my first year at Central Lutheran as a preschool assistant teacher! I have a daughter, Lexi, who is in 4K at Central. While she was in preschool here last year I had the opportunity to substitute in her classroom which I enjoyed very much. After graduating from the Cambridge High School I attended MATC and began working in child care. I've worked with ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Lexi and I moved to Edgerton 1 1/2 years ago. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, going up north to our cabin, roasting marshmallows or playing with our dogs in the backyard. I'm truly grateful for this opportunity and look forward to a great year!
Kathy Nelson AM 4K Support Staff
I am support staff for the morning 4 year old kindergarten class. My 4K kids call me Mrs. Nelson.
Early Childhood Education classes at Blackhawk Tech. prepared me for this position. This year marks my 19th year with Central Lutheran’s early childhood program. I love my days with the 4 year olds!
My husband John works at Nelson Young Lumber. Our children both attended preschool here at Central many years ago and are both graduates of UW Madison. Our daughter and her husband have recently moved back to this area. She is a 5th grade teacher here at Community. We enjoy many activities as a family such as downhill skiing, boating, hiking and reading.
My mornings are spent playing and laughing. Everyday I am privileged to see life through the eyes of 4 year olds.
Bobbi Callmer 4K Teacher
My name is Bobbi Callmer. This marks my 19th year in education. I graduated for ISU with a bachelor of science in education in 1998. I have taught kindergarten, first and second grades and most recently worked as a paraprofessional at Community Elementary School in Edgerton. My family, husband Jamie and children Jarrett 14, Brady 13, and Brenna 9, moved to Edgerton 4 years ago. We are happy to call Edgerton home.
When not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, attending sporting events, and enjoying the outdoors.
"Seeing a child learn, grow, and explore is one of the most rewarding experiences."
Working together we will make this a great and memorable year for your child.
Barbara Grabow Director
I have been Director of Central Lutheran’s early childhood program since it began 30 years ago. 30 years ago!
Although my education and employment career began in nursing, I earned a degree in Early Childhood Education at UW Whitewater in 1993.
My husband Ron taught science at the Edgerton Middle School and is retired. None of our 4 children lives in Edgerton so we travel for visits when we can. We especially like to visit when we can attend the athletic and school events of our 5 grandchildren.
When not at the preschool, I enjoy reading, shopping, spending time at our cabin with family and friends and, especially, traveling. Ask me about polar bears in Churchill and moose in Newfoundland!
“All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” (or preschool) by Robert Fulghum
It’s just so true!
100 West Rollin Street
Edgerton, Wisconsin 53534
Office - (608) 884-9418
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Sundays at 8:00 & 9:30am
Labor Day - Memorial Day
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
(no Saturday services in the summer)
3:00, 5:00, and 10:00 PM
6:30, 8:30, and 10:00 AM
Midweek Lenten Services
Wednesday nights at 5:30 PM
Dinner following service
Everyone is welcome.
(That means YOU!)