Child Care Services

Departmental contact phone number and email address:
Hours of operation (specify virtual or in-person): 8:00 - 5:00 in-person
Expected response time: less than 24 hours

MATC offers quality, reliable care to children of the students and staff/faculty of MATC, and our communities. Child care is available at all four campuses for children ages six weeks through 12 years, from early morning through late afternoon. The centers do not provide before and after school care, but do provide care for registered school age children on days off of school. Evening child care is not available.

The MATC Children's Centers offer a wide variety of learning experiences that encourage children's emotional, social, intellectual and physical development. All four centers have professional, educated staff and modern facilities. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Parents must register their children, complete all enrollment paperwork and have an agreed upon schedule, prior to attending. Drop-in care is generally not available due to licensing regulations. Enrollment for the Summer and Fall semesters opens in mid-April and for the Spring semester in mid-November. Returning families and new student parents are given first priority during these enrollment periods. New children are accepted throughout the year as space allows.

Fees vary depending on the age of the child and the requested schedule. Child care tuition rates for students are calculated at a lower rate than those charged to non-students. Non-student rates are comparable to many other local child care centers. Students may use unencumbered financial aid to pay for their child care. Child care funding options through community agencies may also be available to students. More information on these options is available through the child care centers. Child care fees may also be paid by cash, check or credit card at the cashier’s office on campus or on-line.

MATC Children's Centers are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The teacher-to-student ratio meets or exceeds the state requirements. The centers are also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which assures that the child care programs are meeting high quality standards in all areas of care.

For more information or to arrange a visit, contact us at:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus Children's Center
Melissa Frankiewicz, Coordinator

Mequon Campus Children's Center
Tracy Ruska, Coordinator

Oak Creek Campus Children's Center
Tracy Ruska, Coordinator

West Allis Campus Children's Center
Samantha Stern, Coordinator