Simply put, the Wisconsin Idea suggests that the education received in the campus classroom should benefit, in the words of former UW President Charles Van Hise, “every family of the state,” the research have impact beyond the four walls of a laboratory, and that public service become an institutional priority. As an essential service to UW families, our campus child care system works tirelessly to uphold that idea, whether through student practicums where professional, experienced educators mentor and model best practices for tomorrow’s workforce, being accessible to researchers who want to explore and expand knowledge in some way, or in our collaboration with the greater early childhood community to bring high-quality, hands-on training to ensure we are educating our youngest learners for the brightest future. With increased research and student access to our centers, we can only be of greater service to our great state. Would you like to access one of our campus child care centers for a research project or student practicum? Please contact the director of the center for more information. View our current projects promoting the Wisconsin Idea here.
"I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every home in the state."UW President Charles Van Hise in 1905