Last modified Mar 1

4 Year Old Kindergarten

  • Early Childhood
This will be my fifth year at Holy Cross as the early childhood teacher. I love the supportive community Holy Cross provides for its' staff, parents, and students. Prior to this position I taught for the Howard-Suamico 4K Collaborative for three years. I graduated from UW-La Crosse in 2002 with a B.S. in School Health Education and a child/youth care emphasis. In 2006 I received my second teaching license in early childhood education through UW-Green Bay. My favorite part of being a teacher is the students' experiencing the "aha," and the "I can do it myself," moments. I live with my husband of 14 years, our two sons, our dog Turtle and our cat Ramsie. My family and I keep busy with house projects, playing outside and popcorn movie nights. I work with my teacher's aide, Ms. Busch, who is also starting her fifth year at Holy Cross. We both are looking forward to a great school year!
Tara Wildenberg

Thank you for visiting my Holy Cross School teacher page. The early childhood program at Holy Cross is for children ages 3-5 years old. The three year old program is offered as a half day option from 7:40-10:40 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for children who are three years old by September 1st. The full day 4K program has two enrollment options for children who turn four years old by September 1st. There is a three full days a week option available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and a five full day a week option.

The Holy Cross early childhood program uses the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards for its educational guidelines (WMELS site link for additional information: ). I have been trained in using the WMELS and The Creative Curriculum and use both as my primary resources when planning educational experiences for your children. In addition to these two educational resources faith formation is integrated throughout the program and the 4K children follow the Allelu! early childhood series weekly and start attending school masses midway through the school year.

I use this webpage and weekly classroom newsletters to keep families informed of what the children are learning about in school and to provide resources for families to use at home.  

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our two half day 3 year old preschool program or in one of the full day 4K program options, please feel free to contact me via e-mail.  We are always interested in meeting with new families and welcome any inquiries.  As you can see from the pictures below we have a play based educational program suited to the needs of 3, 4, and 5 year olds.  Stop on by and check us out!   For more information you can click on the link to my parent handbook below and/or the link to the early childhood program information found under the Future Families tab at the top of this page.


Parent Handbook: 

Early Childhood/4K Parent Handbook


Early Childhood Class Photos


Field Trip to the Green Bay Area Children’s Museum


Pirates on a Treasure Hunt

Graphing Runts Candy for the Letter R

February Fun at Tri-County Gymnastics and Cheer

Snowman Fun in February


Decomposing Gourds Science Experiment, February Observation


Class Poster of what the Students Thank God For

Making the Brick House from the Three Little Pigs

Our Name Snowmen

Letter M Projects

(M & M Math/Graphing)

(Marshmallow Sculptures)

(Letter M mouse)


“12 Days of Christmas” Christmas Caroling


Look at these Lovely Thanksgiving Turkeys : )


Decomposing Science Experiment

(January  Check Up)

Week 3 of our Science Experiment

Day 1 of our Decomposing Experiment

Starting our Decomposing Science Experiment

Our Pumpkin Investigation

Color Mixing for the Letter C


Fire Safety with New Franken Firefighters


Apple Orchard Field Trip with Our 5th Grade Buddies


Letter B bubble blowing!





Our Monarch Butterfly!