UW-Platteville Children's Center
UW-Platteville Children's Center


The UW-Platteville Children’s Center was established in 1996 to provide children with a rich and caring environment. The Children’s Center staff members encourage the need for children to grow and successfully learn in their individual way. Our program curriculum nurtures children in all areas of development. The center provides an atmosphere which promotes development of self-esteem, creativity, and an interest in exploring and discovering. The UW-Platteville Children's Center on campus holds a five-star rating meeting the highest levels of quality standards through YoungStar, a program of the Department of Children and Families created to improve the quality of child care for Wisconsin children. Additionally, the center is nationally accredited through National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) which was created to encourage the availability of national high quality early education programs.  As newly opened centers, the Children's Center-Neal Wilkins and the Children's Center-Westview have not yet been rated by YoungStar.

Our purpose is to:

  • Provide families of all races, cultures, special needs and economic groups reliable, affordable child care
  • Provide a welcoming, supportive environment for children and families
  • Support access to educational and employment opportunities for university students
  • Provide a model environment in which students can observe and implement theories and practices taught in academic child related courses
  • Serve as a research site for students learning about child development and early childhood education

Center Tour

Contact the director to schedule a tour of the center.

More Information

Children's Center: Contact Information

Contact Information

Children's Center: Campus
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

Children's Center: Neal Wilkins
425 Broadway Street
Platteville, WI  53818
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., M-F

Children's Center: Westview
1201 Camp Street
Platteville, WI  53818
Hours:  3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., M-F

Mailing Address: 
Children's Center
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI  53818
Tel: 608.342.1260
Fax: 608.342.7392
E-mail: sojaj@uwplatt.edu

Children's Center: Licensing & Accreditation

  • YoungStar
    UW-Platteville Children's Center holds a five star rating through YoungStar meeting the highest levels of quality standards.


    UW-Platteville Children's Center is nationally accredited through National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).