Childcare & Pre-school

Our licensed Child Care and Preschool Center provideS a warm, friendly and safe place for children to play and learn. Children are respected and encouraged to make their own decisions. They learn to express themselves in a positive manner verbally and physically. We encourage their creativity and their individuality and strive to meet each child's needs in a nurturing environment.

• The staff has developed a curriculum to challenge the minds of the children.
• Our center provides a secure, fenced in outside play area.
• Our child care center serves children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
• Preschool classes are available daily for children ages 3-5.
•The school age program serves children enrolled in kindergarten through age 12.

Front of Green Lake Facility Childcare, Preschool and Administrative Offices

All COI child care teachers are CPR/AED certified and have completed first aid, SIDS, child abuse and neglect, and shaken baby syndrome training.

444 Scott Street (P.O. Box 189)
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-6099
(920) 294-3060 Fax

Green Lake Staff
Barb Long is the assistant director of the Green Lake Center and the infant and toddler teacher. She has over 20 years of experience in child care, and has been with COI since 1994. Barbara has completed her Child Development Credential (CDA) specializing in infant and toddler care. Her continuing education includes supporting children with special health care needs, multi-cultural curriculum, WI Model Early Learning Standards, and infant massage. Barbara is the team leader for COI’s food service program and assures that our children have tasty and satisfying meals and snacks which also meet the detailed USDA food requirements.
Tammy Krentz currently works with the two and three year olds. She has over 30 years of child care experience and has been with COI since 1988. Tammy has worked with children of all ages and ability levels throughout her teaching career. Her continuing education interests include language development, promoting self-esteem, managing asthma and allergies, and autism. Tammy now works part time for COI as she pursues other interests, but gives 100% during those part time hours. She continues to meet child care licensing inservice requirements.
Dawn Schaefer has worked for COI since 2003 and assists with all age groups, opening and closing, and supports each classroom teacher's lesson plans. Dawn has taken a wide variety of in-service topics, and is up to date on CPR/AED/First Aid, and food program training requirements. Most recently Dawn has completed the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards through UW-Milwaukee and has the knowledge and skills to be our backup cook for the USDA food program.
Kimberly Krentz completed the licensing requirements to be a teacher in March of 2017 and has been with COI since August of 2015. In addition to basic class requirements, Kimberly completed the Strengthening Families training through Child Care Resource and Referral, Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards through UW-Milwaukee and is part of our Breast Feeding Friendly initiative.
Lauren McConnell is our newest staff member joining COI in May of 2017. Lauren and her family moved to Wisconsin from Arizona. She has quickly established herself as a vital member of our child care team.
Lauren has a BA from Arizona State University and very quickly completed licensing requirements for her teacher credential. Like all child care staff, Lauren works a flex schedule assisting with opening or closing the center.
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