Hours of Operation: Child care services offered 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday, year round.
Ages: We provide developmentally appropriate education and child care services for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Our classes include Infant, Toddler, Preschool I, Preschool II, and School Age.
Learning Environment: We provide a stimulating learning environment planned to meet the individual needs of the children and parents in Vilas County, Eagle River, and surrounding areas in northern Wisconsin. Our major emphasis is learning through play. Our approach is to provide a wide variety of opportunities for children to learn by experiencing concepts and ideas. Our learning philosophy aligns with the (WEMLS) Wisconsin Early Learning Standards.
Within the classrooms at Northwoods Child Development Center children can learn from several settings: learning centers, large group activities, small group activities and individual time with the teacher. During free play children can choose from a wide variety of activities including easel painting, blocks and trucks, dramatic play, puzzles, books, music, housekeeping corner, art, dramatics, manipulative learning games, science, literacy, math, and water, sand and sensory play. We take time in our daily schedule for spontaneous discovery of the world around us.
Another major emphasis is to provide activities which promote self-esteem and self-confidence that children can carry with them wherever they go. We do this by talking about ourselves, respecting the rights of other children and knowing what our rights are. We teach the children to “use their words” to express themselves.
Teachers and assistants are at the child care center to guide the children in activities and to help foster independence, creativity, initiative, playing positively with others, and problem solving all within a happy, positive and nurturing environment.
Explore our child care center and educational program further by clicking on the individual program links, or give us a call to set up a tour.