The Children's Center at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville may be in your neighborhood school!  These programs are run by our child care professionals and provide a safe and educational environment. As is true on campus, the after school care programs are a place where children are all "friends", and love and respect is shown to everyone who enters.

Download the Neil Wilkins and WestView Family Handbook.


The After-School Care Program is new but continues on in the Children's Center tradition. All children will be offered opportunities to:

  • Work on homework
  • Read books
  • Play board games
  • Do art projects
  • Participate in planned activities

In the After-School Care Program, learning continues through hands-on activities and through play (both quiet and more physical), as in our other classrooms. The activities and projects are planned to:

  • Help the children become more independent with their self-help skills
  • Improve small and large motor skills
  • Provide positive interaction with friends and adults

Neal Wilkins

425 Broadway Street
Platteville, WI  53818
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., M-F

Age Group: 4-6 years old

At Neal Wilkins, an indoor playground is provided so younger children will have an opportunity to develop their gross motor skills, as well as work off some of the energy they have built up during the school day.

The children as also exposed to many early literacy skills. They are encouraged to be independent and responsible for their own actions. 


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

Age Group: 1st through 4th grades

At Westview, older children are offered the opportunity to continue their learning, play, interact with friends, and participate in planned activities.