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The Children’s Place Learning Center is open 12 months a year from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for the University closure period in December, University holidays, and two staff training days (spring and fall). The center is open between semesters and during spring break.

The yearly calendar for WMU Children's Place matches Western Michigan University's calendar.

Child reading a book


Jan. 6
Spring semester begins

Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Center Closed

Feb. 4
Picture Day

Feb. 10
Summer I and II priority enrollment begins

Feb. 25
Summer priority enrollment ends

Feb. 28
Spirit Day – Center open

March 3-7
Spring break – Center open

March 7
Center closed – Staff training day

March 10
Fall priority enrollment begins

April 25
Fall priority enrollment ends

April 21-25
Final exam week – submit schedule change request

April 28-May 2
Break week – Center open – Pre-registration required

May 5
Start of Summer I

May 26
Memorial Day – Center closed