Preschool Lab

The School of Human Ecology’s, Preschool Laboratory (PSL) Two girls holding gourds a child development and early learning program for community children and a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff.

We offer year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks-5 years. Learn more about our mission, history, site info, and staff.

For current happenings at the Preschool Lab, visit our Facebook page at:

Interested in Enrolling your Child in the Preschool Lab for Summer 2018 or the 2018-19 School Year?

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Enrollment Information

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Contact Us

General Questions

If you have general questions about the Preschool Lab, please contact the Director, Jill Riley at or (608)263-4579.

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Prospective Families

If you are a prospective Preschool Lab family, and would like to set up a tour, please contact the Executive Director, Amy Wagner at

Current Families

If you are a current family and have questions about:

  • Enrollment – please contact Jill Riley at or (608)263-4579.
  • Tuition – please contact Assistant Director, Terri Strother, at or (608)263-4093 ext. 102.

*If you have non-urgent questions for your child’s teachers, you can find their contact information here:  UW PSL Staff Contact Info.  (Note: Our teacher’s priority during work hours is taking care of your children, so expect a delay in email response times.  If you need an immediate response, please call your child’s classroom directly.)

College Students

If you are interested in working at the Preschool Lab as an Assistant Teacher, please contact Kristin Orlowski at or (608)263-4093 ext. 108.

***We no longer have room in our program for interns, volunteers, or service learning students for Spring 2018 semester. 

Please contact the Executive Director, Amy Wagner, at or (608)890-4253, if you would like to:

  • Observe from an observation booth in the Preschool Lab for part of a class assignment.
  • Conduct research as part of a course requirement or your Master’s Thesis or Dissertation.
Professors, Researchers, and Lecturers

If you are interested in scheduling a time for your class to observe, have a guest lecturer from the PSL visit your class, or conduct your research in the PSL, please contact Amy Wagner, at or (608)890-4253 or the Research Director of the PSL, Dr. Heather Kirkorian at

Fax: 608-262-2823
Mail: School of Human Ecology
Preschool Lab- Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706

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