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Children's Center

Welcome to the Meriter Children's Center

Our Mission

  • to nurture
  • to inspire
  • to support
  • to educate...through play


Our Values

The Children's Center upholds the Meriter values of excellence as a way of life, people being our most important resource, and a commitment of service to others. Our teachers work as a team to provide an environment in which parents, children, volunteers and staff can grow and develop together.

Licensure and Accreditation

Meriter Children's Center is licensed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Family (DCF) to care for children between the ages of six weeks and 6 years old. The Children's Center site is licensed to care for 80 children. The Children's Center has made a professional commitment to provide high quality early childhood programming and is accredited by the City of Madison. Meriter Children's Center is a YoungStar Five Star Provider.

The Teaching Staff


Our teaching staff is the heart of the Children's Center. Every teacher is a well-qualified, experienced, early childhood professional. Teachers are carefully selected through a process that emphasizes education, experience, skill and quality of interactions in working with young children and their families.

Contact Information

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Program Coordinator Traci Adams at (608) 417-5258 or email her at

For additional requests, please contact Martha Harrison at (608) 417-6576 or email her at