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2500 Overlook Terrace Bldg. #4

Madison, WI 53705

(608) 280-7224

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WELCOME! We are glad you are visiting our website! The VA Kids Center is one of two federal non-profit child care centers in Wisconsin; we are located just steps from the VA and UW Hospitals in Madison, Wisconsin.  Since 1996, we have been providing high-quality early care and education to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  Adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, we are open year round to all members of the community.  The VA Kids Center is licensed by the State of Wisconsin, meets or exceeds all federal regulations for VA Child Care Centers and has been nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 2002. VAKC was the first Madison-area center to be awarded NAEYC accreditation under the new more stringent requirements in 2007. VAKC earned re-accreditation most recently in 2012. VAKC is one of 435 out of 4,200 early care and education centers in the State of WI that is rated 5 Stars by YoungStar, Wisconsin's Child Care Rating Program.   Our staff is highly qualified and enjoy giving children a lifelong love of learning and discovery! "Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what it is in a child's soul." Friedrich Froebel ("Father" of Kindergarten)




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Last updated: June 22, 2017