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The Children’s Place Learning Center is open 12 months a year from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for the University closure period in December, University holidays, and two staff training days (spring and fall). The center is open between semesters and during spring break.

The yearly calendar for WMU Children's Place matches Western Michigan University's calendar.

Child reading a book


September 7
Labor Day – Center closed

September 8
First day of classes

September 24
Parent Meeting

October 13
Priority Fall enrollment begins for currently enrolled families

October 14
Family Fun Night

November 4
Picture Day

November 17-21
Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 25
Priority Fall enrollment ends

November 27-28
Thanksgiving recess – Center closed

December 14-18
Finals Week

December 20-24
Break Weeks – Center open – Must pre-register

December 25- 30
Winter Closure – Center closed