Programs and Services

Nature Based Pre K Program

Ages 3-5  September - June    8:30-11:30 AM

     (fully toilet trained)


Full Day Care available 6:45 AM- 6:00 PM


             *Newly Renovated Waukehsa Location Only* 

                        *Two Day Minimum Enrollment*

Our unique educational environment integrates social and emotional development, open-ended learning opportunities with a focus on nature based, curiosity driven, curriculum.  


The limited child to teacher ratio also allows for strong relationships to develop between children, their teachers, and their peers. An emphasis on social skill building and self-competence will also help to prepare each child in our program to transition them to 5 year old kindergarten with confidence, independence, and excitement.


Learn and grow with us in nature through seasonal songs, child guided activities, and extensive time exploring the joys and wonder of our natural environment!

Before/After School Care

6:45 - 8:00 AM  and 3:05 - 6:00 PM 

Two Locations:

Wales Elementary Campus & Sunset Drive, Waukesha

Programming at Bright Ideas follows our philosophy that there are opportunities for learning everywhere. Children in ur care will be presented opportunities to engage in large and small group activities, skill building, sensory play, independent time, and outdoor activities. If a child is working on another project or homework that they are vested in, they will also be supported in those personal goals

4K After Care

11:10 - 3:30  following our pre-k program or after arriving from anothe site

Whether students are at our center in the morning or arrive in the afternoon from Wales Elementary 4K (transportation provided), they begin a comprehensive afternoon with play time, lunch, outdoor activities, rest period, independent time, and large group activities.  As with our own pre-k program, respectful communication and independence are themes emphasized throughout Bright Ideas.  

Summer Programs 

6:45 - 6:00 throughout the summer

Enrollment for Summer 2018 begins soon. Click below for more information!


Time TBD

We have staff onsite and coordinate with other educators in the area to match your child with a tutor that will design specific lessons to meet his or her needs. Reading, math, writing, grammar, phonics/spelling, and Spanish are areas we have worked with students on in the past. However, please let us know the specifics you are looking for and we will design a progam that fits for you and your child. 

Full Day Care

Ages 3- 14    6:45 - 6:00

We provide a full day of themed activities during weekdays when the Kettle Moraine Schools are not in session. Use the link below to register for those days or contact us with other questions.

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