Summer Program Information & Resources
You’ll find everything here that you need to know about enrolling your child in our classes, important program information, teaching opportunities and sponsorship information.
More detailed program information will be provided in the CFK&T newsletter available early spring. Read newsletter.
College for Kids & Teens meets in UWM Merrill Hall, 2512 East Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211. Our summer office (first week of June through mid-August) is in Merrill Hall. For more information, please call 414-227-3360.
Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
Our program is subject to UW-System and UWM Policy with regards to on-campus, in-person youth programming. This may affect aspects of our delivery of programming including social distancing, age group cohorting and reduced class sizes. Any information related to these health and safety policies and procedures which relate to program decision making as well as the possibility of reverting to an online delivery method can be found on our website. Updates will be made as policy has been mandated from UW-System and UWM.
Our policy states that we do not offer refunds or transfers after registration. We are mandated by UWM policies, in the event our program changes our delivery method to online for any reason due to Health and Safety concerns then an exception to the refund policy may take effect. For more information, please see our website policy changes and information. uwm.edu/sce/kids.
Advanced check in: TBD
Avoid long lines and get acquainted with campus early at UWM Merrill Hall. For more information, please call 414-227-3360.
On the first day of the first classes, come to the circle drive of UWM Merrill Hall with your child 30 minutes prior to your child(ren)’s first class to make sure you have completed all the paperwork. If your child is signed up for multiple classes in multiple sections, you do this only once during the summer. Please use the catalog or website for your class dates and times. We highly recommend writing this information on your printed confirmation sheet and bringing it to check-in on your first day of class(es).
All participants receive a FREE CFK&T drawstring backpack at check-in. Your child(ren) receive their CFK&T drawstring backpack when all paperwork is complete.
Information/Car Pick-Up Procedures
We strongly suggest that you park and walk up to our check-in table as drop off in the circle drive is limited and can be congested. Please read signs and meters carefully. CFK&T is unable to manage parking concerns at UWM. Parking Information & Car Pick-Up Procedures provides important campus parking information. It is vital that you understand the car pick-up procedures if you plan to pick up your child in the circle in front of UWM Merrill Hall. Your children’s safety is our highest priority.
You may pick up or drop off at the circle in front of UWM Merrill Hall. Another option is to park on a side street and walk up.
Drop off your child only if you see a CFK&T staff member (in a CFK&T t-shirt and/or CFK&T orange vest and wristband/lanyard with name badge). If you do not see us, you are late and you should take your child directly to their class. If you do not know the class location, please call 414-227-3360. We do not have enough staff to provide early pick up or latecomers assistance to and from classes. Only students that make it to Merrill Hall before the class start will be escorted.
Only students who have a signed parental consent form indicating that they can leave unattended (orange wristband) will be able to leave without an adult. If you give your child this permission, please sign the appropriate location on the parental consent form. This will give permission for your child to leave the program at any time under CFK&T supervision. By agreeing to this your child will be given the right to leave campus unsupervised. All students will stay with an instructor or staff at all program times 9am-4pm. There will be no exceptions.
Instructors will bring students to Merrill Hall where CFK&T staff will be waiting at the end of class time. You must pick up your child within 15 minutes of the end of class (e.g., if class ends at 11am, you must pick your child(ren) up no later than 11:15am). Students will be allowed to wait for their ride either inside Merrill Hall or outside at the circle drive-up. (Please make sure your child knows where they are meeting you.) CFK&T does not have the staffing resources to care for children who are not picked up within the 15-minute window. To cover costs, if you are late, you will be charged $10 for each 15 minutes you are late (e.g., 4:16-4:31 would be $10, 4:32-4:47 would be $20, and so on). If your child is not picked up within one hour, CFK&T will contact UWM campus police. Your child will not be allowed to return to classes until the fee has been paid.
There are two break periods between class periods (11-11:30am and 1:30-2pm). Students will return from classes at this time and those who will be in CFK&T care for the break periods will move to their next class and the break will take place in their classes 15 minutes prior to the start of the next class. All students who are done for the day will be escorted to the circle drive for pick up. Students participating in break periods in their classrooms will need to eat snacks and/or lunches brought from home. No food or vending will be available for students. The students will be socially distanced in classrooms and/or outdoor space while supervised by instructors and CFK&T staff. After snacks or lunches are completed, students will begin their next classes. Tables or desks will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of classes. Break-time policies and procedures are subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions.
Once your child or teen is registered, there are no refunds or transfers. Refunds
are made only for classes canceled by CFK&T. This policy is specific to College for Kids & Teens and does not apply to any School of Continuing Education courses.
- Kindergartners must be five years old by June 10, 2024, and must have prior five-days-a-week school experience to participate in our program. This rule will be strictly enforced. Children who do not meet this requirement will be subject to immediate withdrawal without a refund given.
- Students must be bathroom trained and have classroom experience.
- When registering, use next year’s grade level.
- Some classes are designed for a broader range of students (e.g., grades 6-12) and others are more specifically targeted. Look for grade levels listed next to each program number.
- Specialty courses have a $5-25 computer lab/special materials fee included in the price.
To ensure a pleasant and safe experience for you and your child(ren), please read the following:
- Familiarize yourself with UW-Milwaukee campus prior to the start of classes.
- Outside of the supervised chaperone service between classes, you are responsible for students at any point of the day that they are not enrolled in class or in before/after care. If you would like the student to meet you at a different location on campus, sign the parental consent form allowing the student to leave unattended (orange band). Please make sure you sign in at the appropriate location or children will have to stay with our staff.
- Wristbands are mandatory and are required at all times during the program. Wristbands indicate that participants are in our program and also include our phone number. We may be reached at 414-227-3360. UWM campus police (4627) may be reached from any campus phone. Campus phones are located throughout each building.
- “Blue Light” emergency phones are located throughout campus. These phones are direct lines to UWM campus police.
Each summer at least 100 children can’t attend due to lack of money. These children’s names are placed on a waiting list. Unfortunately, very few are accommodated. We are working very hard to match those in need with donor sponsors. One of our goals is to eliminate the summer waiting list.
College for Kids & Teens supervises students only while they are enrolled in class or when they are registered for before/after care. Students enrolled in back-to-back classes or before/after care are chaperoned to their next destinations. No extended supervision (longer than the 30 minutes between consecutive class times) is available between 9am-4pm for those not enrolled in class during any part of the day.
Students who are enrolled in back-to-back classes will be supervised in Merrill Hall, 2512 E. Hartford Ave. Please make sure they have a snack or lunch with them each day. There is an inside cafeteria at which they can purchase food and snacks, but only if they have an orange wristband indicating they can leave unattended. For security, all instructors and staff will wear a lanyard with a name badge.
Before and After Care
Early morning drop off: 7:30-9am, $30/week or $50/two-week session
Late afternoon pick up: 4-5:30pm, $30/week or $50/two-week session
To register for before/after care, visit Program Areas.
If you are interested in teaching in the College for Kids & Teens Program, please submit your completed course proposal and vita/resume to email@example.com.
If registering for six or more classes, please use discount code CFK6PLUS to receive 15 percent off. This does not include before/after care.
CFK&T provides color-coded bands in order to easily identify our students on campus. These are similar to those used at amusement parks. Wristbands tell the staff which privileges your child has, such as leaving campus unattended or participating in before and/or after care. Wristbands are provided on the first day of a session or discovery camp and are to be worn each day of participation in the program. If your child is enrolled in more than one session, child(ren) can receive a new band at the beginning of each session.
At the beginning of a new session, please turn in the old wristband for a new one. It is your responsibility to make sure your child wears the wristband every day. Children are not allowed to participate in class without a wristband to verify their enrollment.
If your child has lost or left their wristband at home, they will need to pay $3 to get a replacement band. Orange band replacement will be $20. Replacement fees need to be paid before the student can go to class. If someone does not have money for the replacement of an orange band, they will lose all orange band privileges until they have paid the replacement fee.