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Lake Bluff Bright Beginnings

Welcome to Lake Bluff Bright Beginnings information page!

After reviewing this page, if you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 414.963.6913 x 4. Click here to view a video highlighting the District's Bright Beginnings program.

Katherine Gerrits, Teacher

Katherine Gerrits received a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood from Colorado State University. Later, Katherine moved back to Milwaukee and became certified in Elementary Education 1-8 at Cardinal Stritch University. Since then, Katherine has worked in several preschools in the Milwaukee Area, most recently at North Shore Children’s Center in River Hills & Mequon Preschool. Katherine is very excited to begin teaching at Bright Beginnings Preschool for the 2015-2016 school year. Katherine feels that the most important thing about teaching preschool is creating an environment where each child has the opportunity to grow, and learn in a safe and nurturing classroom. Katherine cannot wait to begin learning with your child!

Elisabeth Witt, Teaching Assistant

Elisabeth earned her degrees in Biology and Conservation from St. Norbert College and the University of Michigan, then later pursued a teaching certification from Mount Mary College. She is a mother of four, her youngest just completing Bright Beginnings last year. Elisabeth values the importance of preschool in giving children their first positive experiences with school, teachers, and peers. She is very excited to work with this age group, and looks forward to a year of great imagination, love of learning, creative art projects, and an abundance of fun reading.

Location: Lake Bluff Elementary School, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd, Room 2

Teacher: Katherine Gerrits & Elisabeth Witt
Ratio: 2 adults / 16 students

Registration for classrooms for 2018-2019 School Year is now in progress:

Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Date: September 10, 2018 - May 31, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 11:00
Tuition: $1,600 (Residents and Non-Residents)
Course #: 5290.3

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Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Date: September 11, 2018 - May 30, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 11:00 am
Tuition: $1,200 (Residents and Non-Residents)
Course #: 5290.4

2018 - 2019 Tuition Payments: A $200 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve a spot for your child. Receive a $100 discount if tuition is paid in full at registration, otherwise a payment plan is available. All balances must be paid in full by August 1, 2018. Online registration is available, online fee will reflect the $100 discount (payment plans cannot be established online). No refunds or credit will be given for this program. For more information, please call 414-963-6913 x 4.


Check out these photos of our classroom!

Recreation Calendar

    • FriFeb23 SIS Activity Night 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMSIS Commons
    • TueFeb27 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • TueMar13 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • MonMar19 Advanced Learning Information Session 6:00 PMSHS Library
    • TueApr10 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • ThuApr12 Special Education Info Session 6:00 PMSHS Library
    • FriApr20 SIS Activity Night 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMSIS Commons
    • SatApr21 Spring Drama Jr. Production 4:00 PM
    • SunApr22 Spring Drama Jr. Production 1:30 PM
    • TueApr24 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

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