The CHILD Center

The CHILD Center

The "Creative Hours in Learning Development" Center

The CHILD Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and is also a component of the College of Education and Professional Studies. The center is licensed by the state of Wisconsin, serving children six weeks to 10 years of age. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, year round.


It is the intention of The CHILD Center to provide quality care to the children of students, faculty/staff and to the community at a reasonable cost. The center also serves as a fieldwork site for programs including but not limited to Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Communicative Disorders, Social Work, Counseling and School Psychology. We believe that children learn through active interaction with their environment, peers and nurturing caregivers, recognizing the individual needs and nature of each child.


  • UWRF students with 12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits may qualify for student rates and will be given priority for enrollment.
  • There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee per UWRF student family. There is a $75 non-refundable registration fee per community member family. This and the first week's tuition are due at the time of enrollment.
  • A well-balanced schedule of large/small group activities, outdoor/indoor activities and restful/active play times.
  • Nutritious snacks and meals provided each day.
  • Each classroom provides teacher-planned activities and child-initiated activities.
  • The children have access to age-appropriate games and equipment to help the child develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, at his/her own pace.
  • Individual attention to a child's unique needs, capabilities and background.


We are the only child care facility in River Falls accredited. Learn more about our NCA accreditation.
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Now Enrolling! 

Full-time and part-time. Limited space available. Reserve your spot today!

Fill out an enrollment request or call 715-425-0656 with questions.

The University Preschool

Looking for a morning only preschool program? The University Preschool is located in the Wyman Education Building and serves children who are 4 and 5 years old.

Contact Us

C.H.I.L.D. Center, Division of Student Affairs
M-F, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
C.H.I.L.D. Center Building
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