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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


Jan. 19
MLK Day – Center Closed

Jan. 20 at 9 a.m.
Preschool Field Trip to Waldo Library

Jan. 22 at 2:40 p.m.
Pre-K Field Trip to Textile Department Apparel Lab

Feb. 3
Picture Day

Feb. 6
Summer priority registration begins

Feb. 17
Family Fun Night

March 9 through 12
Spring break - Center open but must pre-register

March 13
Staff training day - center closed

March 16
Fall priority registration begins

March 25
Summer priority registration ends

April 25
Fall priority registration ends

April 27 through May 1
Finals week

May 4 through 8
Break week - Center open but must pre-register

May 11
Summer I begins

May 25
Memorial Day - center closed

July 6
Summer II begins