Madison
35° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

UW's youngest students on the move

Published On: May 12 2013 03:20:23 AM CDT   Updated On: May 12 2013 10:20:33 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

The youngest students on the UW campus are on the move.

University Houses Preschool is leaving its location of the past 45 years for new digs on the west side of Madison.

The school was founded in the 1960s as a parent co-op, meaning that parents have been heavily involved with the daily operations.

But as the need for full-time childcare grows on campus, staff and supporters decided the move the preschool to the west side in order to preserve that parent-involvement model.

Staff and parents alike are happy that more families will discover the school.

"I just love this place and I'm so excited for the families that are going to get to benefit from this place," Mindy Borgstadt said. "It'll be a great time for the other families in Madison who maybe haven't known about us, and now we'll be more visible and out there and they'll get to see us and join in."

Teachers and families celebrated the big move at a fundraising event this weekend featuring games and a mini petting zoo.

The school will open June 30 at its new location on Odana Road.

The fundraising event reportedly raised more than $25,000.

Advertisement
  • NYC fire emergency responders

    @NYPDTransport/Twitter

    Blast, fire rock NYC neighborhood

    An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said.

  • brazil sinkhole bus

    What causes sinkholes

    In March 2015, a sinkhole swallowed a tour bus in northern Brazil. The incident happened near a flooded river. Everyone aboard escaped safely. Take a look at what causes a sinkhole and some other notable sinkholes that have made headlines.

  • red carpet, movies, Hollywood

    iStock/DeniceBreaux

    The new A-list: How much do today's stars make per movie?

    According to a survey conducted of producers, agents and executives by The Hollywood Reporter, there are at least six actors earning as much as $20 million per picture. Click on to see how much today's biggest stars command.

Advertisement