Living Word Child Development Center FAQ

Living Word CDC is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Child care programs are available throughout the year. Preschool programs operate September through May. Our school-aged Summer Splash
program is offered June through August and coincides with the West Bend School District schedule. The Center is closed for the following holidays:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Spring Teacher In-Service Day – Thursday before Good Friday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Teacher In-Service Day – August

Please consult annual calendar for other closings.

Living Word Child Development Center provides care for infants from six weeks through 12 years old. To enroll in the part day preschool program, a child must be fully potty trained and 3 years of age by September 1. Our before/after care program is available for children 5-12 years. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. Your child is considered registered upon receipt of a completed registration form and paid registration fees.


For security purposes, daily attendance records will be maintained for each child. Parents are responsible for checking their child in and out via signing the sign-in and out sheets. It is required for parents to inform the teacher when they are checking their child in or out. If your child is absent, please call the center to notify us immediately.

To ensure order and to maintain the state mandated teacher-to-child ratios, an additional fee will be assessed for care beyond your scheduled pick-up times at the rate of $1.00 per minute.

The Center provides a number of opportunities for parents to interact with teachers and staff. Parents are always welcome to call the administrator or their child’s teacher at the center during the day if they have any questions or concerns. Teachers communicate daily with parents through conversation and/or daily sheets. Individual classroom newsletters are published monthly. Other opportunities for parents and teachers to meet include our Open Houses, family events, and parent/teacher conferences.

Our curriculum involves developmentally appropriate materials for young children. We recognize that children build concepts on concrete experiences and learn chiefly through their senses of taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. Therefore, our teachers plan themes and activities based on the children’s levels of learning and interests, and help children to grow and learn to the best of their God-given abilities.


  • Realize their need for God’s love
  • Know Jesus as their personal Savior
  • Respond to God’s Love
  • See themselves as God’s children



  • Develop a positive self-image
  • Be free to risk failure and be comfortable with mistakes
  • Develop a sense of security and trust
  • Show independence and self-responsibility
  • Channel emotions into appropriate and acceptable outlets



  • Learn to play, work and communicate with peers and adults
  • Adjust to group situations
  • Accept others even though they may be different
  • Develop a sense of community
  • Accept changes in environments and routines



  • Develop gross and fine motor coordination
  • Develop eye-hand and eye-foot coordination
  • Become aware of his or her own body



  • Continue to develop language use and understanding
  • Develop an ever-increasing attention span
  • Complete tasks begun
  • Initiate his or her own activities
  • Develop pre-reading skills such as: visual and auditory discrimination; understanding symbols; love of and interest in books



  • View him or herself as a unique individual created and valued by God
  • Express ideas in his or her own unique way
  • Be free to create artistically using a variety of media
  • Develop his or her God-given talents and abilities


Religious Training – (NOT part of the WBSD 4K Program)

As a Christian child care facility, religious activities will be emphasized as part of the daily curriculum at all ages.

Specifically, this includes integrating Bible songs, stories, and prayers into the daily Curriculum

  • Celebrating church related holidays (Christmas and Easter)
  • Demonstrating and modeling God’s love and forgiveness with others

The Pre-School Program (not the rest of the Center) will cancel classes in conjunction with the West Bend School District. Cancellations will be broadcast on WTMJ radio (620 AM) and TV (Channel 4). This information will also be available at . “Living Word Pre-School” will not be separately listed but will be closed when the West Bend School District has cancelled its classes. If the West Bend School District has a delayed start to the day, all Living Word Part Day Preschool classes will be cancelled.

If the CDC, including pre-school, must be closed (apart from the West Bend School District) it will be broadcast separately on WTMJ radio and TV (Channel 4) prior to 5:30 a.m. This information will also be available at . If the CDC must close early due to inclement weather, parents will be given a two-hour notice that their child(ren) must be picked up.



Living Word Child Development Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, disability, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.

The Center staff is committed to maintaining the privacy of children and their families. Our staff will not discuss or disclose personal information without the written consent of the parent and the approval of the Center Administrator. Parents may request to review any records or medical logs maintained on their child(ren).




Our Center staff is required to immediately report any known or suspected child abuse or neglect to the County Department of Social Services or local Law Enforcement Agency


For more information

Living Word CDC Administrator

Tamara Breckenfelder

(262) 677-9774, ext. 205

Living Word CDC Assistant Administrator

Amy Collins

(262) 677-9774, ext. 100