Early Education and Child Care


The Early Education and Child Care program at Penfield Children’s Center provides a nurturing day care environment where teachers and families work together to prepare children for school by promoting positive growth and development. The program uses a child-centered, exploratory approach to early learning, and a curriculum that focuses on social, emotional, cognitive, physical, behavioral, and language development. Penfield’s Early Education and Child Care program is inclusive; meaning children without special needs and children with special needs learn and play together. Licensed and certified teachers and child care staff use a combination of experience and knowledge to bring out the best in every child in their care. Penfield has one of only a few local programs that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); and our program has been awarded a 5-star rating from YoungStar, Wisconsin’s Childcare Rating Program. Based on our philosophy of holistic care, Penfield offers a comprehensive program for all families seeking high quality early education and child care. Children with special needs may receive speech, physical and occupational therapy based on their needs, and an on-site nursing staff monitors the health of all children in the Center. Other program highlights include:

  • Week day programs from 7:00am to 5:30pm, for children ages 5 weeks to 6 years
  • An indoor playground and fenced outdoor playground
  • Cheerful classroom environment
  • Arts programming
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks included in tuition
  • Family support programs
  • Transportation
  • Before and after school care
Early Childhood Center of Excellence since 2000 Accredited by NAEYC’s National Academy Of Early Childhood Programs


For enrollment information, call Renee Hundt at 414-345-6308.

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Our Mission Statement

Penfield Children's Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming.

Penfield Facts

Penfield Children’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976), a world-renowned neurosurgeon who strongly advocated early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities.