A Rich History in Early Childhood Education and Development

Developing The Concept

Mary Linsmeier began her teaching career when her eight children were young. Mary’s experience taught her that when lessons were simple and engaging that child were more interested in learning.

At the same time, in the 1960s new research showed how important the early years were in a child’s development.

So, Mary studied early childhood teaching methods, including the Montessori method. She found that children enjoy and retain more with hands on lessons.

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Humble Beginnings

In 1964, Mary and Frank Linsmeier started Mary Linsmeier Schools. Mary was in charge of the preschool program and Frank was in charge of the business. The first preschool they opened was located in the Redemption Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa Wisconsin. The program was held 2 ¼ hours per day and enrolled children aged 2 ½ to 6 years old. It had one classroom with 2 teachers and a capacity of 22 children. As a mother, Mary wanted what other parents wanted, to provide children with an excellent early childhood education.

In the early 1970s, Mary Linsmeier Schools received requests from working parents for the enriched, individualized, preschool program for their children while they were at work. These parents were very conscientious and concerned about the welfare of their preschool-age children. They were seeking high-quality education and care. A full day program was developed to meet these parents needs.

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A Brighter Today & Tomorrow

Today, Mary Linsmeier Schools is still committed to our individualized education programs. Our teachers build your child’s self-esteem and confidence through success. We have flexible schedules to fit parent’s varying needs. Children are accepted without regard to race, color, creed, sex, handicap, national origin, or ancestry.

We look forward to guiding the next generation of extraordinary children.

Two Kids on the Bus Smiling
Two Kids on the Bus Smiling

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