Welcome to the West Virginia University Child Learning Center

The WVU Child Learning Center (CLC) opened on August 3, 2009. The center is managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centers, LLC.

The center is licensed to provide care to over 200 children ages 6 weeks to school age. In addition to expansive classroom spaces, the center boasts a private space for nursing mothers, a large indoor playroom, and a fenced natural outdoor play space with separate areas for preschoolers and those under three.

The center is intended to serve the childcare needs of University students and employees. If space permits, children of members of the community may be offered enrollment in the Center.

All meals are prepared on site. The Child Learning Center provides children with breakfast and lunch as well as an afternoon snack. All menus are developed by a registered dietitian. Weekly menus are posted in advance. Meals and snacks are planned to meet nutritional requirements recommended by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Child Learning Center meets all licensing requirements of the state of West Virginia. It is licensed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Children and Families, Division of Early Care and Education.

Enrollment

In order to enroll your child(ren), you must complete a form and pay a registration fee of $25.00 per child. If you are a WVU employee or student, you will need either your WVUID number or your employee number in order to complete the Pre-Enrollment Application and receive priority placement.


Our Center’s curriculum is designed to support standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Center provides developmentally appropriate opportunities for growth through an integrated approach involving interest centers and thematic units of study aligned with the West Virginia early learning standards. There are many opportunities for hands-on, active exploration and interaction with adults, other children and materials. Staff provide activities that are age appropriate and meet each child’s individual developmental needs.