The center is open 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for University holidays, a recess period in December and two staff training days. Toddler and preschool programs run all day.  A pre-kindergarten program is offered 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for 4-year-old children.  Wrap-around care is available. 

University holidays

The yearly calendar for WMU Children's Place matches Western Michigan University's calendar. Although the center is open between terms and during spring break, parents whose children don't attend are not charged for these times. Parents will be provided a schedule at the beginning of each academic term.

The center is closed the week of winter closure at the end of December and on the following University holidays:

Labor Day Recess First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Break Fourth Thursday and Friday in November
Holiday Closure End of December, days vary each year
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Third Monday in January
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4