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 rations 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.
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.
The Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant, received through the United States Department of Education by WMU's College of Education and Human Development's Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies and WMU Children's Place Learning Center, provides high quality, affordable child care to preschool and toddler-aged children. Recognizing the unique needs faced by many student parents, the program emphasizes nurturing care, flexibility, affordability and support. Emphasis on children's participation in developmentally appropriate activities, low staff:child ratios, supporting interactions between staff and children, and providing parent education and support programming and resources enables the delivery of high quality services that meet the needs of student-parents and their young children.