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The center is open 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for University holidays, a recess period in December and two staff training days. A preschool and Great Start to Readiness program is offered 8:30 until 3:30 a.m. for preschool children. 

University holidays

The yearly calendar for WMU Children's Place matches Western Michigan University's calendar. Although the center is open between terms and during spring break, parents whose children don't attend are not charged for these times. Parents will be provided a schedule at the beginning of each academic term.

The center is closed the week of winter closure at the end of
December and on the following University holidays:

Labor Day Recess
First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Break
Fourth Thursday and Friday in November
Holiday Closure
End of December, days vary each year
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in January
Memorial Day
Last Monday in May
Independence Day
July 4