St. James Lutheran Early Childhood Center
244 South Main St.  |  Shawano, WI  54166  |  715-524-5422


Our ministry helps the congregation share the Good News of God’s love and salvation through Jesus with our children and their families.  We also assist our families with their need for safe, secure, Christian childcare.

St. James Lutheran Child Care Center was established to provide a Christian environment to our young children and assist our families in providing quality care.


1. To provide opportunities for socializing with other children in a Christian developmentally appropriate setting.

2. To provide learning experiences and activities that help each child attain a healthy self-concept.

3. To provide each child with a setting and program which encourages growth in the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual areas in their lives.
1. To provide families with the security of knowing their child is in a happy, nurturing environment, surrounded by love and grace.

2. To provide families with opportunities for their children to experience activities which prepare them as loving Christians in God's world.


St. James Lutheran Child Care Center is open year round, Monday through Friday, 6:00a.m. To 6:00 p.m. 

The Center will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.  In addition, we will close at 12:00 on Good Friday, and one week during the observance of the Fourth of July.  The actual observances of these holidays will be posted. 
Our facility will remain open on school designated snow days or early dismissal days.  In the event of extremely hazardous weather conditions, announcements of closing will be given on the local radio stations. 

St. James Lutheran Child Care Center is in association with our Lutheran Church, School and Preschool.  In 1994 our school system was awarded National Lutheran School Accreditation for its excellence in education and organization.  Our childcare center is operating under that same philosophy and accreditation criteria. 


St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano, Wisconsin, operates our nonprofit, Christian childcare center.  The Board of Education and the Early Childhood Committee govern our childcare center.


Admission policy

St. James Lutheran Child Care Center welcomes all children ages six weeks through age twelve.  Children over the age of twelve may be considered upon evaluation. 
Parents will receive a registration packet, which must be completed and returned along with a non-refundable registration fee on or before the first day of attendance.  This is a one-time fee unless there is a lapse of attendance for two months or longer. 
St. James Lutheran Child Care Center accepts children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.  All the rights, privileges, programs and activities will be made available to the children at the Center.  St. James Lutheran Child Care Center will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and school administered programs.

If you are interested in our child care and want information on enrolling your child at St. James Early Childhood Center, please contact us and set up an appointment to tour our facility. For new parents, we recommend that you do this as soon as you know you will be needing care.

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