Orange Room

Neal Wilkins
Orange Room

About the Orange Room

Age Group:  4-5 Years

Welcome to the Orange Room! The Orange Room is full of opportunities to grow and learn together throughout the day. Children will learn through a play-based curriculum that focuses on many early literacy skills. Children will be offered choices of play-based centers developed throughout the room according to the monthly theme. Children will be given the chance to develop social skills while working in centers, motor skills with planned arts and crafts, independent skills, and how to be responsible for their own actions. The Orange Room is a welcoming place where children learn to respect themselves and others.

In the Orange Room, learning continues through hands-on activities and through play as in our other classrooms. There are many opportunities for the children to play and interact with friends while learning. The activities and projects planned are developed to help the children become more independent with their self-help skills as well as their small and large motor skills. The children also learn how to socially interact with their friends and teachers.

The children are exposed to many early literacy skills. They are encouraged to be independent and responsible for their own actions. The Orange Room is a place where children are all “friends” and love and respect is shown to everyone who enters.

Jodi Halverson

Lead Teacher
Jodi Halverson


    College/University Attended: University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    Degree/s Earned: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    Minor/s: Early Childhood, Special Education Inclusion, Psychology
    Year/s Graduated: 2010

Why I Love Teaching

Teaching young children is a passion of mine. I love spending my day with little minds and watching them grow emotionally, physically, and academically. Learning through play with these little people and teaching them how to be the best person they can be is awesome. I love seeing their bright smiling faces on a daily basis and learning all about what is important to them and their world. My favorite aspect of teaching is seeing the children develop connections between what is taught in the classroom and their home life. I love seeing the children’s faces when a new concept has finally clicked with them. They are always SO proud of themselves. Young children are some of the happiest people I know, and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my day than with some of the happiest people I know.

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

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