St. Francis Children's Center

Center in Milwaukee, WI 53217

6700 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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St. Francis Childrens Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that serves children from birth through 18 years of age. Our mission is to serve and educate children with special needs in inclusive environments enabling them to reach their greatest potential. We specialize in helping children enhance their development, overcome their challenges and maximize their early education so that all children, regardless of their backgrounds and abilities, can achieve optimal success within their homes, their schools and our community. Since 1968 we have served as a trusted and respected resource in the field of special education in southeastern Wisconsin, touching the lives of more than 24,500 children and their families throughout Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington counties.

Child Ages:
3 weeks - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Special Needs:
It is within our mission, our desire and our expertise to serve children with special needs. When application is made for a child with special needs to attend one of our programs, the enrollment team will involve the parents in a thorough, individual assessment regarding our ability to appropriately serve that child without fundamentally altering the program. In this regard, we uphold the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM

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At St. Francis Children’s Center, we remain committed to the philosophy instituted and demonstrated by our founders: “All children can learn if we can learn how to teach them.” We accomplish this through reflection, collaboration, parent consultation, professional affiliations and the continuing education of our staff. To ensure that our strategies remain current and are reflective of best practice, we attend to the Wisconsin Model Early Learnaing Standards and the Wisconsin Common Core State Standards.

St. Francis Childrens Center is also committed to inclusive classrooms where typically developing children and children who have special needs learn and play together. Children with disabilities benefit greatly from exposure to typically developing children who act as role models in all areas of development. Because of specially trained teachers and individualized attention, typically developing children also benefit academically and socially from inclusive classrooms. The most wonderful benefit, however, is the understanding and acceptance of differences that grows through inclusion. Our skilled, caring staff is truly expert in facilitating interactions that lead to this understanding and acceptance.


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