Child Development Center

Children ages six weeks to eight years can learn, grow and thrive at WCTC’s Child Development Center and Lab (CDC). At this model laboratory school, each child’s development is continually assessed to provide intentional learning experiences and environments to best support the child’s whole development.

This NAEYC-accredited program aligns curriculum to Wisconsin Model Early Leaning Standards (WMELS) with a daily focus on children’s social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.

The CDC’s professional team of teachers hold higher education degrees and field experience averaging ten-plus years. Our teachers are dedicated to supporting each child’s education and daily care routines. Small classroom sizes and high teacher-to-child ratios allow children to experience frequent, individualized learning experiences.

The Child Development Center is built on three foundations:

Parents as Partners

Our teachers begin by getting to know both the child and the child’s family, as strong teacher-family partnerships promote children’s learning.

Teaching Lab

The CDC serves as WCTC’s Early Childhood Education associate degree program’s laboratory school. This integration raises the adult/child ratio, brings in fresh ideas and keeps WCTC at the forefront of early childhood education.

Community Collaboration

Community collaboration is at the heart of the CDC’s mission. The CDC serves as the only partner site for Pewaukee Lake Elementary School’s 4K program and is state funded. This DPI-licensed program allows families the option of a smaller classroom environment to better support skill development necessary for kindergarten. The CDC strives to develop strong relationships with other community organizations and child/family advocacy groups, because, as the African proverb states, it takes a village to raise a child.