News Release

Published on Friday, March 16, 2007

The Parent Child Center on the Western Technical College
La Crosse campus will be holding an Open House, Tuesday, March 27, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. A developmental review for 3 and 4-year-olds will also be conducted by the School District of La Crosse. Parents interested in fall enrollment are encouraged to tour the center and learn more about this childcare option.

Serving children ages 1-7, the Parent Child Center is used by Western students and staff as well as by the general public. All members of the teaching staff hold degrees in Early Childhood, and students in Western’s Early Childhood program use the center as a lab to do activities with the children.

In addition to childcare, the center is a recognized site for the 4-year-old preschool program developed in partnership with the La Crosse School District. It is also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

“We have such a unique facility,” said Kim Herman, director of the Parent Child Center. “The highly-trained staff at PCC have worked many years in the EC field providing the best care for children along with mentoring the Western students. They are truly dedicated professionals.”

The center’s four full-time teachers have 60 years of combined experience. During that time, they have been dedicated to the center’s philosophy to enhance the development of the child as he grows physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually at his own individual rate. The teachers have been equally as committed to coaching students who are pursuing careers in childcare.

For more information about the Parent Child Center, please contact Director Kim Herman at 608.785.9541. For details on other Western Technical College programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at