48 years...the Neighborhood Preschool for Madison Families!
Family Playgroup March 11, April 8 and May 13, 10:30-Noon
Join us Saturday, March 11, 10:30-Noon, when Storytelling Naturalist Coral Conant Gilles will offer a free storytelling program with hands-on animal tracking exploration.
Come along to play, chat and sing with your little ones. Meet other families while the kids enjoy the toys, dramatic play area, and a story!
Bring your friends! Everyone is welcome at this free, fun event. We meet again on April 8 and May 13 for our regular playgroup.
All Families Registering for Spring 2017
MWF Morning Opening (8:45-11:45). Choose 3 or 2 mornings.
Lunch Bunch (11:45-12:45) is available to extend the Morning and Afternoon Classes.
Afternoon Openings (12:45-3:45). Choose 2 afternoons, Monday and Friday
Tours available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
8:45 - 10 or by appointment.
All Families Now Enrolling at
for Spring 2017, Summer Camp 2017, and Fall 2017/Spring 2018
For more information please visit our enrollment page.
UHP is a part day, parent cooperative, nonprofit preschool. We normally serve 30-40 families each semester. The children we serve are in mixed age groups spanning from our admission age of 2 years (by September 1) until they go off to Kindergarten.
Click here to see our Open House Video Advertisement from this summer.
Click here to see our video interview from the 4th annual Co-op Connection hosted by Summit Credit Union.
WHERE IS UHP'S NEW LOCATION?
After 45 years of providing high-quality early childhood education on the UW campus, University Houses Preschool (UHP) moved, June 2013, to a new location on the west side of Madison, at 6033 Odana Road (intersection of Odana Road and Research Park.) Look for the wooden fence that encloses our over-sized playground.
WHAT IS A PARENT COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL, AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING MY CHILD AT UHP PARENT COOPERATIVE?
University Houses Preschool (UHP) was founded by University Houses residents in 1968 as a part day parent cooperative preschool, and the preschool continues with this model of operation today. Parental involvement and participation is incorporated into the daily structure and curriculum of UHP. Alongside two certified preschool teachers, at least one parent helper assists in the classroom every day. In addition, the parent board directly supports and works with the director and teaching staff. The parent coop model not only keeps tuition costs low, but parents and students also mutually benefit from the parents’ involvement in the classroom. Additionally, the democratic leadership from the parent board is the best way to make important decisions to ensure the preschool’s continued success.
WHY DID UHP MOVE TO A NEW LOCATION?
The decision to relocate, made by the UHP Advisory Board, was a difficult one to make. Since 1968, UHP has seen more than 1,400 families walk through its doors. We love the community and families we have served for so long. Unfortunately, the growing need for full-day infant/toddler childcare on campus and administrative issues with the building we occupy made it impossible for us to stay in University Houses and still maintain the values and programming that define our school. With our wonderful teaching staff and years of experience as our foundation, we are confident that in our new location, UHP can continue to serve UW families and the greater Madison community as a high-quality model of parent-cooperative preschool education.