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The CFSC program goals focus on the "whole child" representing all areas of development: intellectual, physical, social, and emotional. The program goals are to develop: self-concept and self-worth, language skills, social interaction skills, independence, curiosity, self-expression, appreciation, problem-solving, large and fine motor coordination, creative expression, along with awareness and respect for other's experiences and backgrounds as well as their own.

Music and the Arts at the CFSC

To complement and complete the robust academic curriculum, music and the arts at the Child and Family Study Center begin with the infants and toddlers and continue throughout the preschool years.Integrated throughout the day, children have opportunities to express creativity through a wide variety of media and music.

Movement to music, songs and chants (including cultural and folk), playing instruments, and exposure to instruments such as the violin, ukulele, keyboard, marimba and autoharp are examples of music experiences.BrainDance, a series of eight fundamental movement patterns, is also part of our music program.The eight fundamental movement patterns of BrainDance help "wire" the brain and lay the foundation for reading, writing, mathematics, socializing, & other healthy behaviors.

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Hours of Operation

Academic year program hours include:

Full Day Program 7:30 am to
5:30 pm
4K Program 8:45 am to
11:45 am
The center operates in accordance with the University Calendar. For your convenience, we also provide a Center Calendar for parents.


The Child and Family Study center operates in two separate locations.

The Infant / Toddler Lab, serving children six weeks through three years of age, is located at: 165 Heritage Hall, 415 10th Avenue East.

The Preschool, serving children three years through six years including the 4K program operated in
conjunction with the Menomonie school district, and the office is located at: 811 6th Street East.