Ebenezer Child Care Centers, Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, Milwaukee-based agency established in 1968 to serve southside families with children ages 2½ to 10 years. Our first center was located at 36th and National Avenue.
In 1981, due to an overwhelming need in the community, we became the first to provide infant and toddler care at a second site located at 29th and Greenfield Avenue. Our license was then expanded to serve children ages four weeks through 12 years.
In 1983, at the request of Milwaukee Public Schools, we launched a new program at South Division High School specifically targeted at caring for children of teen parents. In 1995, Ebenezer also began operating Lady Pitts, a teen parent program in Custer High School to help teen parents through the challenges of completing high school while raising a child. After providing quality child care from the heart for over 30 years, we were saddened to close this program due to budget cuts through the MPS school system.
In 1986, our child care center located at 4th and St. Paul Avenue began serving the downtown area. In the fall of 1994, we were awarded a contract with the Greenfield Public Schools to provide Before- and After School Care for their elementary school children. In the fall of 1995, we opened another center at PrimeCare Insurance (currently UnitedHealth Group) in Wauwatosa. This location provides on-site child care for UnitedHealth Group employees and the community.
In the fall of 2004, we built our first brand new center in the City of Oak Creek. This location features an indoor gymnasium, a natural outdoor play area, and on-site 4k taught by DPI licensed teachers. In August of 2009, we acquired another center located in Mequon. Throughout 2010, we also expanded our care into the community through partnerships with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, COGGS, and Maximus to provide care to families on a drop-in basis.
Currently we have four centers located in Oak Creek, Wauwatosa, southside Milwaukee and downtown Milwaukee.
Ebenezer was awarded Accreditation in August 2011 through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) at our Southside, Downtown, Oak Creek and Wauwatosa locations. NAC requires early care and education programs to meet high standards that exceed maximum State regulatory requirements. We work closely with individuals entering the field of Early Childhood Education. We have served as a training site for MATC and UWM student teachers as well as Alverno nursing students and practicum students needing work experience.
Ebenezer is open to any family interested in enrolling their child(ren) ages four weeks through 12 years. Ebenezer does not discriminate against or give preference to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record; military or veteran’s status, use or nonuse of lawful products off Ebenezer’s premises during non-working hours, or any other illegally discriminatory basis, to the extent prohibited by State or Federal law.
For more than 45 years, Ebenezer has been a part of the community, providing warm, nurturing, quality early care and education for children and their families.