Infant and Preschool Center

WIU Infant and Preschool Center

Welcome to WIU Infant and Preschool Center!

Update 3/19/2020: In accordance with Best Practices guidelines for the COVID pandemic from the Illinois Department of Public Health & the World Health Organization, the WIU Infant and Preschool Center is officially closed until Fall Semester, 2020 . Our staff will be using this time productively to deep clean all rooms and equipment in preparation to welcome all our families back in fall. 

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We have an outstanding program for young children and we hope you and your child will enjoy your time with us. We take the trust you have placed in us to care for your child very seriously.

Treehouse Crowdfunding

Note From The Chair

On behalf of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, I am reaching out for your help to build a new, multi-level tree house for the WIU Infant and Preschool Center playground.  Children spend significantly less time outdoors and your gift will encourage increased outdoor play and it's related benefits for our kids.

Please visit our campaign page at: for details and to lend your support. Your gift of any amount gets us closer to our goal and you can also join our effort by sharing our campaign with your network. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Dr. Laura Frey, C&I Department Chair

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News & Events
  • Welcome to Fall Semester!

    “Children are like Butterflies!”

  • Openings for Fall, 2019.
  • WIU Infant and Preschool Center Receives ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality Designation

"Seven things" children need to do each day to build necessary foundation for learning: create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read, play.