Contact Us

During the the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the Director, Associate Director or Program Coordinator by email with questions; other full-time staff are currently furloughed and Center telephone is not being answered.

(414) 229-5384 (phone)
(414) 229-2437 (fax)

Our street address:
UWM Children’s Learning Center
2025 E. Newport Ave, Rm. 1606
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Our mailing address:
UWM Children’s Learning Center
P.O. Box 413, Rm. 1606
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Our bus pick-up/drop-off address:
UWM Children’s Learning Center
2100 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

The telephone system in the Children’s Learning Center consists of a central phone at the reception desk and a phone in each classroom. You may find yourself needing to contact someone regarding a specific question or concern — please contact one of the staff listed below; the Center’s phone number and their email address are also listed. Administrative personnel are listed first (professional staff listed before student staff), then professional classroom personnel, starting with infant, then toddler, preschool, and lastly, school-age.

Administrative Personnel

Liz SmithDirectorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384essmith@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Cheri ZylkaAssociate DirectorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384czylka@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Kira HartleyProgram CoordinatorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384bachrodt@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant Bldg. C 1606

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Kathe LerarioOffice ManagerChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384klerario@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Karen Gray-HoehnEnrollment ManagerChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384grayhoeh@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Jacob AbdulrahmanHuman Resources ManagerUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384abdulra3@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Infant

Jen EsselstromProgram Coordinator (Infant)UWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jmkroll@uwm.eduNWQ, Building C 1606

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Jazmyn SmithLead Teacher, Clover RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384smithjt@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Jessica SkaggsLead Teacher, Ivy RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jrskaggs@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Ellen JacobLead Teacher, Lilac RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384esdanner@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Erika DowlingLead Teacher, Daffodil RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384ebieser@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Emily PunzelLead Teacher, Snowdrop RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384eapunzel@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Jenny ProeberLead Teacher, Sunflower RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384eisner@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Toddler

Kira HartleyProgram Coordinator (Toddler)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384bachrodt@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Chrissy BoehmLead Teacher, Buttercup RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384boehmc@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Kaitlyn JohnsLead Teacher, Daisy RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kejohns@uwm.eduNWQ Bldg C 1606

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Anna WiekerLead Teacher, Monarch RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384alwieker@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Jenny PolingLead Teacher, Luna RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384jguthrie@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Laura KucharskiLead Teacher, Cedar RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kucharsk@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Laura KosteretzProgram Coordinator (Toddler)UWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384lauralk2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Laura Kosteretz (acting)Acting Lead Teacher, Firefly RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384lauralk2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Darla SchroederLead Teacher, Cricket RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384darlaks2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Leah KavanaughLead Teacher, Grasshopper RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384ljb2@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Preschool

Kathy SchulzProgram Coordinator (Preschool)UWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kaschulz@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606

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Carol ButchartLead Teacher, Oak RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384carol@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Amy ZippelLead Teacher, Oak RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384abzippel@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Sam ColluraLead Teacher, Aspen RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384collura@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Curra LefloreLead Teacher, Maple RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384leflores@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Genevieve SankeyLead Teacher, Maple RoomUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384glsankey@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Carmen SimpsonLead Teacher, Willow RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384cfunk@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Mary Beth AdamsLead Teacher, Willow RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384mbadams@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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School-Age

Rae Williams DimiloProgram Coordinator (Kindergarten/School-age)Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384rwdimilo@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Laura SchlosserLead Teacher, River Room kindergartenChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384schlos36@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Laurie StephanLead Teacher, River Room kindergartenUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384@uwm.eduNWQ, Bldg. C 1606

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Sarah MesaLead Teacher, Linden RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384smpayne@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Kelly PopeLead Teacher, Lynx RoomChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384kellyp@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant, Bldg. C 1606

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Parents, to follow up on non-enrollment-related questions pertaining to your child’s records (Health Record, Immunization Record, Health History & Emergency Care Plan), please email childrecords@uwm.edu

To follow up on a student employment application or for general HR inquiries, please email childrenscenter-staffrecords@uwm.edu