For the children of UNL staff, faculty and students and the Lincoln community

Children's Center

Children playing
Only the best for your children.

Highest-rating Step Up to Quality early childhood education center.

  • Full-time care and learning for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
  • Year-round Monday–Friday
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD® curriculum and assessment

Every child is a unique individual with unlimited potential. They learn best through play and hands-on experiences.

As your child begins their journey of learning at the Children’s Center, we validate their thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, and educate them about the wonderful aspects they each have to offer.

The family-school connection is valuable. We respect that parents are a child’s first and best teacher.

Children from many countries and ethnicities learn together at the Children’s Center. Each child is encouraged to share about their family traditions and cultures.