Alverno Early Learning Center


The Alverno Early Learning Center provides high-quality care and education for children who range in age from six weeks through six years. The program incorporates the eight abilities of the college. The following philosophy undergirds the program:

  • We believe that children grow and develop through active exploration in a warm and nurturing environment.
  • We believe in the uniqueness of each child and strive to meet the individual needs of each child.
  • We provide a variety of educational experiences that place emphasis on child involvement and decision making.
  • Our activities are focused to enhance social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.

Five-Star Rating

The Alverno Early Learning Center earned a five-star rating from the State of Wisconsin YoungStar program, the quality rating program created by the Department of Children and Families to improve the quality of early care and education for Wisconsin children. A five-star program meets the highest levels of quality standards and receives the highest reimbursement rate for families participating in the Wisconsin Works program.

The Early Learning Center is also NAC-accredited.

Infant/Toddler Program

The infant/toddler program serves children from six weeks to two years of age. Activities promote social interaction and positive self-image; they are individualized to develop small- and large-muscle groups.

Preschool Program

In the preschool program, children create their own knowledge from their experiences and interactions with the world around them. Teachers foster children’s interest, growth, and strengths.


The staff of Alverno Early Learning Center is comprised of qualified teachers. Each teacher is certified in CPR and first aid, and a criminal background check is completed on each teacher.

Days and Hours

Alverno Early Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for children from six weeks through six years of age. The center is also open during the summer.


When a student enrolls a child in Alverno Early Learning Center, charges for the semester are added to the student’s tuition bill. Financial aid or grant funds can be used to pay for child care once tuition has been paid. State of Wisconsin W-2 payment is accepted. All payments must be made through the Business Office.

For more information or to arrange a tour of the child-care facilities, call Alverno Early Learning Center at 414-382-6076.