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Introduction to Arts for Kids


January of 1998 saw the advent of Arts for Kids Child Care Center. After months of planning and preparation, the first truly speciality child care center located in Oshkosh enrolled its initial children.  Utilizing approximatley 6,000 square feet  at its current location, the center was first licensed for 80 children.  Arts for Kids Child Center evolved from the vision Beth Caramanidis and Rick Mueller had to combine quality child care with the arts and offer children an introduction to music, dance, drama and studio arts. Since then, Arts for Kids has offered Spanish, American Sign Language, Environmental Science and a fitness program as part of the curriculum.


Since 1998, the child care program at the City Center site in Oshkosh has expanded twice to its current 10,000 square feet.   The center's license increased to 120 children. This expansive area includes space for infants, a four year old kindergarten program as well as a fully equipped art studio.  During the summer months additional space is leased adjacent to the center to provide for summer school age program.


In June of 2005, Arts for Kids opened a second child care center, located in the Early Learning Center in North Fond du Lac.  Located on the campus of the North Fond du Lac School District, the setting provided a perfect venue to offer parents a before and after school age program, along with traditional child care service.  That fall, the North Fond du Lac center was an initial site for North Fond du Lac's four year old kindergarten program.  This second site provides, with some variations, the same arts speciality programs the Oshkosh center does.


Beth and Rick continue to take pride in the fact that Arts for Kids is a local, family owned and operated business.  Numerous Arts for Kids employees have been with the business since its onset.  Arts for Kids, with the assistance of its valuable employees, will continue to evolve and provide excellent child care services along with an introduction to a diverse specialty program.

Arts April 2024 News!


Please be very careful in our parent drop off/pick up areas!  Hold onto your children and don't walk behind parked cars - Please use the sidewalk!

Week of the Young Child

Night Sky Wall – Please return your Moon or Star paper that will be sent home to add to our wall

Door Decoration Contest - Each classroom will be decorating their doors with an Outer Space theme. Vote on which one is your favorite!

Dress up Days

Monday - PJ day

Tuesday – Alien Dress up Day

Wednesday – Teacher Appreciation Day –Write a note, bring a flower or treat, do something to show your child’s teacher that she/he is appreciated.

Make your own sundae! Ice cream sundaes for snack!

Thursday – Out of this world Wacky Day!

Friday –  Star Wars Day

Parent teacher conferences April 16th and 18th; please sign up outside your child's classroom.


Staff Birthdays:

Staff Anniversaries:

  • Hasna S      4/4      6 Years

  • Julie K        4/6      8 Years

  • Caroline T   4/11    2 Years

  • Tina H        4/12    14 Years

  • Janice T      4/15    11 Years


Breastfeeding Welcome Here

Arts For Kids is proud and honored to have become the first certified Breastfeeding Friendly Daycare in Winnebago County! We look forward to others joining us in promoting and welcoming breastfeeding in their centers and community.



Childcare Openings:

As of 4/2/24:  We currently have no openings and will not until Summer of 2024

Partners with Growing Oshkosh

Growing Oshkosh(GO) is a non-profit urban farm in Oshkosh that is dedicated to raising awareness and educating citizens about the numerous benefits of fresh, healthy, local, and fair food (and food production). We committed to helping all organizations where children are present install gardens as part of our mission to spread food across Oshkosh. Arts for Kids and GO began partnering in 2015, and there is a large raised bed with edibles and a smaller raised bed of native perennials at Arts for Kids facility. Students learn about how plants grow, are encouraged to try new foods, and explore the importance of pollinators and flowers in food production using these gardens.

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