Current Families

Woman reads with childThe UW Child Development Lab serves a diverse population of University and Non-University affiliated parents at our building on campus in the School of Human Ecology.

We offer a 42 week academic year program and a nine week summer program for children 6 weeks-5 years. The summer contract is optional for some families. New families can enroll a child for just the summer, if space is available. We also offer 4K programming for children who turn 4 by September 1.  We are a community partner 4K site with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD).

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See how the UW Child Development Lab celebrated National Week of the Young Child 2015 in the slideshow below!

 Below are videos of the the two preschool room groups play acting like foxes. The children became very interested in the family of foxes that live on campus and were sighted many times near the School of Human Ecology. Click on the photos to enjoy a short video of the children and the fox family.

Fox Videos