Welcome to St. Francis Children’s Center, a trusted resource to children and families in the Greater Milwaukee community since 1968. 
 
As a leader in the field of early childhood education, special education, pediatric therapy, children’s psychological services and service coordination, we design creative and individualized services to meet the unique requirements of children with special needs from six weeks to eighteen years of age.
 
Our early childhood education program welcomes children with and without special needs and provides a truly natural environment rich in the joys of learning for young children of all abilities.
 
While most of our services take place in children’s homes and other community settings, our early childhood education program is based at the Center in our spacious classrooms and creative indoor and outdoor playgrounds.  We are a private school recognized by the Department of Public Instruction through our Pre-K, K4 and Kindergarten programs. 
 
Our highly educated and trained staff are professionals committed to providing the best possible experience for nearly 1,000 children and families annually throughout Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington counties. 
 
I invite you to browse our website to learn more about the specific and important work we do.  If you feel we can be of assistance to your family, please let us know.  We would be happy to help.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mara Dučkens
​Executive Director

Senior Administrative Staff:

Executive Director: Mara Dučkens

Director of Programs: Dori Buschke

​Director of Development & Marketing: Tara Clark

​Director of Human Resources: Kristin Stieger

​Early Childhood Education Director: Kim Evans