Waisman Center–WECP

Program Features

The Waisman Early Childhood Program is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a model program for meeting the needs of a developmentally diverse group of young children, ages 1 through 6. Up to one-third of our enrolled children may have a special education need because of a developmental delay or disability.

Located within the Waisman Center, a nationally recognized facility dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases, our program is able to draw upon the expertise of UW researchers, educators and clinicians at the Waisman Center and across campus. We offer training to qualified university students and provide a research setting in which relevant educational and developmental issues can be studied. In addition, the WECP serves as a community resource and provides outreach consultation to early childhood professionals.


The WECP is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the City of Madison, and is licensed by the State of Wisconsin. We comply with all local, state and national regulations and standards governing early education and care.

Last modified on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012