a month ago
We found the perfect place for our son to learn life skills and enhance his capabilities with his peers! UADC teachers and staff are top notch making you feel right at home. We love the healthy food, the educational lesson plans, field trips within the community, and the open communication.
A Google User

A Google User
We love UADC! Long-serving teachers with plenty of energetic teaching assistants from the UW-Madison care for the children very well. The large classrooms, the large indoor exercise space and the breakfasts, lunches and snacks are great for our child. Don’t let the “lower level” distract you – the children have a lot of space and time out in the playground and on field trips. I’ve heard other parents say that they have never had such involved and detailed parent-teacher conferences at other daycares/preschools. We appreciate that the teachers are very wise about the developing social/emotional skills, and use any toy-pulling argument as a “teachable moment” for the entire classroom! Location is great, and timing/scheduling is very flexible.
A Google User
UADC has been a great place for our son (in the preschool program) and our daughter (summer camp). Teachers are wonderful–smart and nurturing, really on top of our children’s personalities, likes and dislikes. The hot, homemade meals served family-style are a huge plus, offering great variety and nutrition and saving us the hassle of packing lunches. The huge running room offers a great way for kids to work off their energy on days when it’s too rainy or cold to go outside. Location is very central, convenient for most parents.
by anonymous
University Avenue Discovery Center is a nurturing and supportive child care center. With VERY low staff-to-child ratios and high rates of parent involvement this school is QUALITY. My daughter flourished here and she transitioned beautifully into Kindergarten, thanks UADC!!
tiffmack 6/19/2013

We initially went to visit UADC when our oldest daughter was staying home with a Nanny and just needed some additional time with other kids. Our neighbors had sent their 2 girls to UADC and couldn’t say enough about the wonderful staff and teachers there. After touring the school we signed up and haven’t regretted it for a day since. The teachers really are phenomenal and they do an amazing job of preparing the kids for the transition to kindergarten and teaching them other very important skills like how to behave in a classroom environment, how to get dressed yourself and how to resolve conflicts with other children. Our oldest daughter just completed kindergarten and many of the staff at her school asked where she attended preschool because they were so impressed with her self assurance and abilites in the classroom. We are equally impressed with how our now 4 year old has flourished at UADC and thrilled that she will be joining the 4k (wizard) classroom in the fall. I always feel like the staff takes the time to listen to us and our children and really feel like the school is one big family. Additionally, the school provides many special field trips including: spanish, dance, yoga, art and music. They take the children on many fieldtrips, stress the importance of time outside and offer wonderful healthy meals! We can’t wait for our baby to start in the preschool classroom (buckaroos) in the next year. I would definitely recommend UADC to anyone who is looking for a child focused center.

ML Anderson

We desired to move our son from an in home daycare setting to a preschool setting when he turned 3 years old. We were very discouraged after 14 visits to daycare/preschool settings and not feeling a connection to any of them. We registered at a center that felt "acceptable" and then googled for a preschool for one last time finding UADC. We enrolled upon completion of our tour and have not doubted our decision for a moment. Our son is now 5 years old and will be entering into kindergarten next year. The development our son has experienced is beyond words – he is a well rounded child – emotionally and intelligently. The teachers at the school have been great "coaches" to myself as a parent … Thanks to them we discovered at an early stage our son needed glasses. We are going to be heading to kindergarten next year and have been told our son is exceeding in all areas of development and is very well prepared for the next chapter of life. It is great having a child who likes going to school! I would want to mention that the school is not fancy, does not have a lot of the high-tech components (the classrooms do have iPads), however the connection between the educators and the children are admirable. I highly recommend UADC to all parents who are looking for an exceptional preschool program that is truly child focused.