Children's Center Information

The Children's Center offers full day, year round child care for children from ages 3 months up to 6 years old. Our program's philosophy is that children learn through hands on inquiry based open ended activities.  We defend our children's right to play and believe that play is their work.  We follow a Reggio Inspired Approach to teaching by viewing every child as capable and competent and our children's families as their first teachers and partners in the learning process.  Our program's curriculum is child centered and initiated. We utilize the Project Approach to implement our curriculum.

UW-Whitewater Children's Center has been accredited by the National Association of Young Children since 1989.  We are also licensed by the Department of Children and Families Division of Early Care and Education Bureau of Early Care and Regulation.  Our program qualifies as a Five out of Five Star program under the Wisconsin Quality Rating Indicator System called Young Star.The UW-Whitewater Children's Center follows the Wisconsin Model Learning Standards and believes in the Guiding Principles listed here.  Get information on registering your child and access the necessary registration forms that need to be completed.