George Koonce Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood Center

Openings still available in the preschool classes for the 2016-2017 school year! 

For over 25 years, Marian University Early Childhood Center has been known for its dedication to creating a wonderful place for preschool children to grow, laugh and learn. It serves as a laboratory school providing a great location for university students in the teacher education program. The philosophy of the program is child-centered, play-based, using a developmentally appropriate whole-child approach to encouraging a child's natural curiosity, imagination, self-esteem and knowledge. Teachers are 4-year degreed certified teachers in the State of Wisconsin.

There are three programs to choose from:

  • Preschool - A traditional ½ day morning preschool program for children ages 3-5. Tuition is $14 per session. Children must be at least 3 years of age by September 1 of the year they are enrolling.
  • 4 year-old-kindergarten (4K) - Partnering with Fond du Lac School District, we offer a four day (M-Th) program that blends the traditional Marian Preschool approach with the district curriculum supports. Tuition is free to qualifying families. Children must be 4 by September 1 of the year they are enrolling.
  • Extended Day childcare - a limited number of spots are available before or after the regular class times. Center is open 7:30am - 5:00pm.

 Priority Enrollment-

  1. Currently enrolled children/families
  2. Faculty, staff and students attending Marian University
  3. Community children meeting registration deadlines

For more information call- 920-923-8104 or email


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Marian enrolls more than 1,600 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, June 2014).

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45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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