UW-Madison Infant/Toddler Programs

Bernie's Place

Bernie's Place

39 University Houses

Ages 6 weeks - 6 years

Amy Welk, Director
(608) 263-1725

Eagle's Wing

Eagle's Wing

611 Eagle Heights


Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

Debb Schaubs, Director

The Wisconsin Idea is evident at Eagle's Wing Child Care Center in University Apartments - a crossroads on campus for our youngest Badgers, their families, students, faculty and staff - where integrating teaching, research, outreach and the campus experience is part of their daily practice!

Read more here: Eagle's Wing: Integrating Research, Teaching and Outreach

Little Chicks Learning Academy

Little Chicks Learning Academy

(Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Hourly)

601 N Whitney Way
5003 University Avenue

Ages 6 weeks - 6 years

Chanel Clark, Director

UW Preschool Lab-Linden Dr

UW Preschool Lab

1300 Linden Drive

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Jill Riley, Director

The Preschool Lab promotes the Wisconsin Idea-the principle that the university should improve people's lives beyond the classroom-by integrating teaching, research and the campus experience into their program. 

Read more here! UW Preschool Lab: Integrating Teaching, Research and the Campus Experience

Waisman Early Childhood Program

Waisman Center

1500 Highland Ave

Ages 12 months - 6 years

Joan Ershler, Director

UW Family Child Care Network

UW Family Child Care Network

Family child care providers care for children in their home and can be certified, licensed, and/or accredited. Family Child Care providers can either serve a wide range of ages (birth - school age) or they may target a specific age group (infant/toddlers or preschool).

Satellite Family Child Care works with the accredited family child care providers to serve all families in the Madison area, but can specifically find a provider to serve UW-Madison families (UW Family Child Care Network).  

To find the list of accredited family child care providers, please visit http://satellitefcc.com/members.html. From there, you can also access the referral request form by clicking on "Find Child Care" towards the top of the page.

To learn more about Satellite Family Child Care, please visit their homepage at http://satellitefcc.com/index.html.

Infant/Toddler Care

Our programs serving infants are built on relationships--among staff, parents and child. Together with parents, we create respectful and nurturing relationships to support the formation of healthy and secure attachments that help infants and toddlers become competent and confident, curious and exploring, cooperative and secure.

In order to foster quality care for infants and toddlers, UW programs provide:

  • Physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing environments.
  • Time for uninterrupted play
  • Trust in the child to be an explorer and self-learner; freedom to explore and interact with other infants and toddlers
  • Involvement of the infant and toddler in care activities that allow him/her to become an active participant rather than a passive recipient
  • Sensitive observation of the child in order to understand his/her needs

Infant and toddler care is in high demand on UW-Madison campus as well as within the community. Families seeking care within campus infant programs should apply early. Please contact each program individually for more information.

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