Prospective Families

Current Openings

2021|22 School Year

 


We are fully enrolled for 2021-22.


Any openings that come up throughout the year will be posted here and filled by families on our waitlist*.

Enrollment

2022|23 School Year

Process

Step 1: Join the waitlist*.
Step 2: Open spots will be filled throughout the year as they become available.
Step 3: If offered a spot, you have 48 hours to reject or accept a spot and sign your contract.
Step 4: A deposit of 1st month of tuition and $50 contract fee are due at contract signing.

Waitlist

How to get on the CDL Waitlist

  1. Submit an application to our waitlist.
  2. After you submit your application, you will need to pay a $25 application fee/child. You may either mail a check or pay online.
    –  Check: Checks will need to be made out to UW Child Development Lab, and mailed to: SoHE Business Office (A27-7001), 2134 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI  53706.
    –  Online: Please wait 2 business days for the CDL to process your waitlist application. After your application is processed, you must finish creating your account and pay online through the MyProcare Portal. (Note: there will be a 2.75% service charge.)

Your application is not complete until we receive your application fee.

– Families that were previously enrolled at the CDL will need to email CDLenrollment@sohe.wisc.edu to get on the waitlist
– Families with a desired start date of January 2022 or later: please wait to apply until after 1/1/2022 to avoid paying a renewal fee. This will not impact your place on the waitlist, please see below for how we prioritize our waitlist.
– To remain on the waitlist, applications will need to be renewed in January, and a $10 renewal fee will be charged.

Enrollment Priority


The mission of the CDL is to provide opportunities for research, teaching, and outreach, while ensuring high quality early care and education. We strive to support opportunities for researchers and students to learn from a diverse population of children and families. Our enrollment priorities aim to increase access to high quality childcare for UW students, faculty, and staff receiving childcare funding. The CDL will continue to adjust the enrollment priorities in order to increase diversity, equity, and access for all families.


Priority for enrollment will be based on the following criteria:

1. Currently enrolled children
2. Sibling of a currently enrolled child
3. Child of a Child Development Lab staff
4. UW students: 25% of total enrolled children at CDL need to be parents who qualify for funding
– Students who receive CCTAP &/or CCAMPIS will be given priority
– SoHE students will be given priority
5. Child of a School of Human Ecology employee
6. UW students or UW employees
7. Community families

* Any families receiving childcare tuition funding will get priority in their category.

** The CDL maintains the right to balance gender and/or age in each classroom.

Tuition Rates

2021|22 School Year

Full-Time: Fall 21 – 7:30am – 5:30pm | Mon. – Fri.
Spring 22 – 8:00am-5:30pm Mon. – Fri.
– Infant Rooms for children ages 6 weeks-23 months by 9/1: $480/week
– Toddler Rooms for children ages 2-3 years by 9/1: $355/week
– Preschool Room for children age 4 by 9/1: $329/week


2020|21 School Year

Full-Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm | Monday – Friday
– Infant Rooms for children ages 6 weeks-23 months by 9/1: $475/week
– Toddler Rooms for children ages 2 years by 9/1: $348/week
– Preschool Rooms for children ages 3-4 by 9/1: $323/week


Tuition Assistance

Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)
Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program
Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program
City of Madison Child Care Assistance Program