Child and Family Center


1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Call: (608) 246-6766



Monday - Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Follows the fall and spring academic calendars. Beginning summer 2019, the center will be open for a 12-week term to children 2 1/2 to 5 years old. 

Child and Family Center

The Madison College Child and Family Centers serve children ages 2 to 5 years old and is open to Madison College students, faculty and staff. Watch this short video to learn more about our curriculum and accreditation.

Video about Child and Family Center accreditation and services

The center is state licensed and accredited by the City of Madison. Review the Madison College Child and Family Center provider rating from Youngstar.


Each semester, enrollment preference is given to families currently enrolled, and then to those on our waiting list.

To enroll, you must:

  1. Submit the online Interest Form
  2. Reserve a spot in our program; information is sent by email
  3. Schedule a meeting and tour of the center

Children must be enrolled at least two days per week. Scholarships and external funding are accepted. Find more information on the Rates tab. 

During the academic year, the Center provides breakfast and an afternoon snack. Families provide a healthy lunch for their child(ren) enrolled in our program.


Madison College's Child and Family Center tuition rates are based on a sliding fee scale that uses family size and gross annual income to determine specific tuition rates. Fees are based on full-semester enrollment, and billing statements are provided on a monthly basis. To obtain information regarding billing statements please contact Michelle Abreu at the Child and Family Center.

Fees will not be charged for dates when the Madison College campus is scheduled to be closed.

Madison College Funding Resources

The Madison College Child and Family Center supports several scholarships available to qualified Madison College students to help with the cost of child care.

Madison College Child and Family Center Foundation Scholarship

Students of Madison College may be eligible for this scholarship. Child(ren) must be enrolled at the Child and Family Center, and applicants must present a need for additional funding. This scholarship is awarded on an as-needed basis, after outside funding sources have been utilized and/or applied for.

The Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Award

Recipients must be enrolled in a health-related field of study, must have a 12-credit history at Madison College and must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits during the academic term of the award. This application requires letters of recommendation. Awards are up to $3,500 per year for tuition at the Child and Family Center.

Community Funding Resources

The center accepts funding from many outside agencies, including the following:

Please contact the agency directly to explore eligibility criteria and program requirements.

4K Program

The Madison College Child and Family Center has been chosen and contracted to serve as a community partner for the district-funded 4-year-old kindergarten program.

The Child and Family Center offers 4K programs at the Truax location at no cost to families. Your child is eligible for 4K if he or she turns 4 years old before September 1.

The 4K program is available through a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District. It runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and follows the Madison College academic calendar. The center offers priority enrollment to Madison College students, staff and faculty.

For families who need additional educational services, the Child and Family Center offers before- and/or after-care as an option.

4K program logo

To register for our 4K Program:

  1. Complete the Child and Family Center online interest form
  2. Complete the MMSD 4K Online Enrollment

Learn more about the Madison Metropolitan School District 4K program.


We believe children learn best by being active- through play, figuring things out on their own and from their own experiences. We encourage active learning by providing developmentally appropriate materials that reflect the interests of the children. Watch the video below to see examples of how our facilities work and play!

Child and Family Center Video Gallery

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.