The professional training and caring staff at the WMU Children’s Place Learning Center focus on the unique needs of each child enrolled in our program. Low child-teacher ratios allow our teachers to interact and guide each child’s development based on their individual needs. Parents can be confident that their children will receive specialized personal attention that contributes to a positive learning experience.
Great Start to Quality is the State of Michigan’s quality rating and improvement system. Centers and child care homes are rated on 5 star system based on an evaluation process that encompasses all aspects of quality child care. The star system rates child care centers and homes from a one star level that denotes basic licensing requirements to a four or five star rating denoting highest quality.
The Children’s Place Learning Center is proud to have earned a four star rating. We are currently awaiting our final evaluation, which could move us to a five star rating.
For more information, visit the Great Start to Quality website.
National standards for high quality in early childhood care and education is indicated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation. Our center achieved the NAEYC accreditation in April of 2005 and remains dedicated to continuous improvement and providing the best possible educational opportunities for children in our program.
The Children’s Place Learning Center cooperates with the WMU College of Education to provide high-quality professional care appropriate to each child’s development. Each semester, College of Education intern teachers supplement our teaching staff and bring an enthusiastic fresh perspective to the center.