Waisman Early Childhood Program
The Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP) is a UW-Madison laboratory school that serves as a model for meeting the needs of a developmentally diverse group of young children. Approximately two thirds of the children in the program are developing typically, while up to one third may have a special educational need because of a developmental delay or disability. WECP features small class sizes, low student-to-teacher ratio, spacious classrooms and an adjacent gymnasium. All classrooms open to a one-and-a-half-acre landscaped area, the Discovery Garden. During a typical day in the preschool classrooms, children have opportunities for free play, dramatics, stories, music, art, science, experience with mathematical and literacy concepts, and computers.