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7 a.m.  - 6 p.m. 
(full day and half-day care is available)

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UW Oshkosh Children's Center
608 Algoma Blvd.
Lincoln Hall, First Floor
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8632
Phone: (920) 424-0260
Fax: (920) 424-7317

 
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About the Center

The UW Oshkosh Children's Learning and Care Center was established in 1971 and exists to provide quality child care in Oshkosh for children of UW Oshkosh employees and students, and the Oshkosh community.

The Children’s Learning and Care Center affirms the University’s inclusive excellence initiative that focuses on fostering greater diversity, equity, inclusion and accountability. It’s the Center’s policy to administer all educational programs, related support services and benefits in a manner that ensures diverse learning environments, which are vital to children's growth, learning and achievement.


Our Facility—Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall Children's CenterThe Children’s Learning and Care Center is housed in the newly renovated, year-round facility, Lincoln Hall, at the corner of Wisconsin Street and Algoma Boulevard. 

The Children's Learning and Care Center offers:

  • Year-round learning and care services
  • Care for ages two weeks to five years and school-age 
  • Child care for UW Oshkosh employees, students and the community 
  • Full and half day options 
  • Hot lunch and snacks provided 
 
Our facility features:
 
  • A kitchen and lunch room 
  • A full size gym and fenced outdoor play area 
  • One level with easy stroller access 
  • Close, convenient pick-up and drop-off area 
  • Secured Entrance
 


Our Staff



Children in each of the classrooms are skillfully nurtured in a rich environment of caring, sharing and learning by teachers with Bachelor degrees in early childhood education or a related field. UW Oshkosh students and student assistants with credits in early childhood development are hired to complete the Center's professional staff.

Yearly background checks and fingerprinting is performed in compliance with state licensing on all staff.

 

 

Sandra Kust, Director 

Where did you go to school? UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and a minor in speech. 

Special certifications and training: Family Services Credential, CPR

What do you like most about working with children, families and students? I love the children's optimistic attitude, high spirits and never ending curiosity! Working with early childhood professionals is almost always upbeat and positive, they are truly unique individuals and educators. Working with parents and students on a daily basis is something challenging but always rewarding and keeps me on my toes. After 40 years in the field, I still look at the clock everyday and say, "How did it get to be 3:30 already?" 

Where are you from? Originally Center Valley, WI.  Currently resides in Appleton, WI.

Special interests: MADD and Fox Valley Humane Society.

How do you relax? Reading, walking, watching Children's Theater, dance, sports and gardening. 

What makes you smile? Children and my dog, Lilly.

 

Julie Dey, Assistant Director 

Where did you go to school? UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Life.

Special certifications and training: 5-year certification in Vocational Technical Adult Education.  AdvancEd QAR team training, CPR

What do you like most about working with this age group? I enjoy working in the office and using my managerial and leadership skills to provide the exemplary care and education to our staff and families. Also getting to know all the children by substitute teaching in the classrooms. 

Where are you from? Originally from Black Creek, WI.  Currently resides in Fond du Lac, WI.

Special interests: Enjoy polka dancing to Polish-style music.

How do you relax? Reading and listening to music.

What makes you smile? Children laughing and enjoying themselves.

 

Kelsey Ransom, Infant Classroom Teacher 

Where did you go to school? UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelors of Science in liberal studies/leadership emphasis from UW Oshkosh. Continuing education classes and training in early childhood.

Special certifications and training: CPR and First Aid, Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, Pyramid Model, Shaken Baby training.

What do you like most about working with this age group? I love seeing the children grow and develop into their own personalities. It's such a pleasure being a part of their exciting adventure! 

Where are you from? Originally from Shorewood, WI.  Currently resides in Oshkosh, WI.

Special interests: I love running, cooking and any activity in the warm summer weather. 

How do you relax? To relax, I snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie, allowing myself to do absolutely nothing else. 

What makes you smile? Babies laughs and making people happy.

 

Janet Steward, Infant Classroom Teacher

Where did you go to school? Marian University, Fond Du Lac, WI.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Science in education.

Special certifications and training: Shaken Baby Syndrome, CPR and First Aid, Conscious Disipline, Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, Pyramid Model

What do you like most about working with this age group? I love seeing the constant change and growth that happens day to day. I thoroughly enjoy seeing children achieve every developmental milestone.

Where are you from? Originally from New London, WI.  Currently resides in Appleton, WI.

Special interests: Cooking and baking, traveling, parenting and shopping.

How do you relax? Being at home with my family, taking walks and going to the park.

What makes you smile? Seeing my daughter learn something new.

 

Brittnie Maass, Toddler Classroom Teacher

Where did you go to school? UW Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Human Services and Leadership, Early Childhood certification.

Special certifications and training: SIDS, CPR and First Aid.

What do you like most about working with this age group?  I enjoy working with the children and supporting their growth and education as individuals.

Where are you from? Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Special interests? Hiking, traveling, spending time with my family.

How do you relax? Sitting by the fire and watching movies.

What makes you smile? My family and my job.

 

Natasha Harris, Toddler Classroom Teacher

Where sis you go to school? UW Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Type of degree/certification: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Mathematics Minor.

Special certifications and training: Infant and Toddler training, Conscious Discipline Training, SIDS, CPR and First Aid.

What do like most about working with this age group? I enjoy the children and being a part of a team with Families, students and teachers.

Where are you from? Saukville, Wisconsin

Special interests? I enjoy gardening, card making, camping and cooking.

How do you relax? I relax by riding my bike on the Wiowash Trail.

What makes you smile? I smile when a child grasps a concept, such as signing a word more often after working consistently with that child.


Jacquie Pluim, 2 Year Old Classroom Teacher 

Where did you go to school? UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Science degree in education preK through 6th grade.

What do you like most about working with this age group? Watching the growth and development the children go through from day to day. 

Where are you from? Currently resides in Brandon, WI.

Special interests: Reading, riding bike, going for walks and gardening.

How do you relax? Listening to music.

What makes you smile? Children, family and friends.

 

Julie Hill, 2 Year Old Classroom Teacher

Where did you go to school? UW LaCrosse

Type of degree/certification: Elementary Education and Early Childhood

Special certifications and Training? SIDS, Conscious Disipline

What do you like most about working with this age group? I like the way they soak up information like little sponges! Also, being able to help them reach milestones in their learning. Finally, the way they smail and laugh over little things.

Where are you from? Wausau, Wisconsin

Special Interests: Baking, cooking, reading

How do your relax? Reading, baking, cooking and spending time with my husband and kids.

What makes you smile? My family and dog, warm fall days, kids laughing and playing, going for walks.

 

Rebecca Hitchcock, 3 Year Old Classroom Teacher

Where did you go to school? UW - Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.  Student taught in the Children's Center's 4K classroom.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, PreK-6

Special certifications and training: Shaken Baby Syndrome, CPR  

What do you like most about working with this age group? I love that the children are eager to learn and excited to come to school every day. 

Where are you from? Originally from Omro, WI.  Currently resides in Oshkosh, WI 

Special interests: Animals, listening to music, going for walks

How do you relax? Reading

What makes you smile?  Children and my family


Stacey McGee, 4 Year Old Classroom Teacher

Where did you go to school? UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh Wisconsin.

Type of certification/degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Minor in Health.

What do you like most about working with this age group? I love that no single day at work is the same.

Where are you from? Neenah, Wisconsin.

Special interests? Traveling, camping, dancing and making forts with my son.

How do you relax? Cleaning, organizing and listening to music.

What makes you smile? Children's art work.

 

Kristy McMillan, Ready 4 Learning Classroom Teacher


 

 

 

UW Oshkosh Student Employment

 

The Children's Learning and Care Center hires over 70 UW Oshkosh students each semester to work as teacher assistants in the Center's nine classrooms. It is desirable to hire students who have federal work-study allocation, although it is not required. 

 

Hours

UW Oshkosh students work in shifts based on their availability from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Most UW Oshkosh students work at least five to eight hours per week.

 

Application Process

If you have a passion for working with young children and are interested in a fun job with great learning experiences and are a UW Oshkosh student,  print an application and turn it in to the Children's Center.

 
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