Waisman Early Childhood Program
5.0 - 14 reviews
1 year - 5 years old
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm
Center, Play based
English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
WI License: #4000559624
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About us

The WECP is a program of the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It began in 1979 as a result of state legislation allocating funding for a preschool at the Waisman Center. Over the years, WECP has become a licensed and accredited preschool and early learning childcare program with a mission of including children with special needs in a regular, early childhood educational setting. With the completion of the Waisman Center’s expansion project in 1999, WECP grew to its present capacity of 100 children.


WECP provides a supportive and enriching environment that fosters each child’s social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Our underlying philosophy is that children learn through play, and our goal is to provide many kinds of play experiences, supporting each child’s progress at their own pace. WECP offers a balance between those nurturing aspects of a home environment and the challenging social and learning opportunities provided in a group, early childhood setting. During a typical day in the preschool rooms, children participate in a variety of activities: self‐directed play, dramatic play, stories, music, art, and science. Experiences with mathematical and literacy concepts are woven within these activities.

1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI, 53705
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