Kris Krystofiak

Kristen Krystofiak

Senior Instructional Specialist, 4K Teacher
Preschool Lab, 1300 Linden Dr
Office Hours
1:45-2:30, M-F
608-263-4093 ext.105

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy and get out there and explore.

-Ms Frizzle & the Magic School Bus

I have had the pleasure of working at the Preschool Lab since 1986 and watching it grow and evolve.  Our motto of Notice, Wonder, Explore, Discover inspires children, students, staff and parents to create an atmosphere and culture of learning.  The Preschool Lab provides rich learning environments that stimulates children and adults intellectually while fostering nurturing relationships.

Preschool Lab

See Kris' classroom, the Bunny Room, where children 3-5 years old are cared for.
Bunny Room

I graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Preschool/Kindergarten education. I joined the Preschool Lab in 1986 teaching preschool children, including 4K in partnership with Madison Public Schools, and have been in the field since 1978.

I embrace our motto of Notice, Wonder, Explore, Discover that inspires children, students, staff and parents to create an atmosphere and culture of learning. One of my areas of focus and expertise is in creating rich learning environments that stimulate children and adults intellectually while fostering nurturing relationships. I am passionate about science inquiry, STEM learning, and nature-based outdoor learning in early childhood. Another area of focus is music and movement as it ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness. It helps the mind and body work together.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family being outside cycling, hiking and kayaking and looking for outdoor adventures. I also love to travel, cook, seek out culinary opportunities and read.