1260 N.Westfield St.

Oshkosh, WI


Davis Child Care Center

Where Little Minds Grow!

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Davis Child Care Center is a private, state licensed, non-profit program designed to meet the social, psychological, physical, and intellectual needs of children ages 6 weeks through 8 years. Davis Child Care Center is a program under the direction of the E. B. Davis Foundation.

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Commitment to quality

As the leading child care center in Oshkosh, we are confident that our commitment to quality will show in everything we do.


You and your child will receive personal, relationship-enhancing attention.

Nurturing development

The early years of care are critical to your child’s long-term development, making your choice of centers a vital decision.


We provide a setting where your child's development will be nurtured.

Enjoy child-centric care

Our care is provided in an atmosphere of warmth, security, love and respect. Each child is recognized as a unique individual.


Care is designed to promote self esteem, independence, and learning.




In 2011 we were rated a Youngstar 5 Star Program.


Nutritious meals and snacks are served at regular intervals.

We offer family fun events throughout the year.

In 2008, 2013, and 2018 we earned our NAEYC Accreditation.

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Quality, Qualified Staff… We are proud of our trained and experienced staff. Inservice and continuing education are offered throughout the year to enhance caregiver skills and knowledge. Teams of teachers are responsible for the total planning and care for each group of children. Parents are an important part of our program. Communication between families and staff is an essential component of our program. We maintain regular contact at the beginning and end of each child’s day. In addition, we offer opportunities for conferences, provide special family events, and offer parenting resources. Daily notes home and a monthly newsletter are used to inform families of daily events and special activities.


Parental Involvement… Parents are welcome to visit the Center at any time. Parents are encouraged to share their ideas of interest and professions with their child’s classroom. For example, a dental hygienist would come in at group time to read a favorite story about brushing your teeth. We welcome and encourage parents to join along on field trips throughout the year as well.


Meals… Nutritious meals and snacks are served at regular intervals throughout the day and are prepared under the guidelines of the USDA Child Care and Adult Food Program. Children and teachers eat their meal in the classrooms. We encourage discussion on nutrition, daily events, and what is new at home and school.


Outside the Center Activities… We offer a variety of child centered family fun events throughout the year. In Spring we offer our Literacy  Night and Scholastic Book Fair where we celebrate early literacy with family friendly interactive activities.  We also celebrate Week of the Young Child each April.   During this week we do many child favorite activities, fun meals and snacks, and dress-up days.  At the end of Summer we hold our Davis Open House as we celebrate the end of summer and welcome the new school year.  In Winter, we celebrate our Holiday Open House for our younger friends, and a Holiday Program for our older friends.


Davis Pride… In 2008, 2013 and 2018 we earned our NAEYC Accreditation! We are currently the only center in Oshkosh to earn this mark of quality care. Accreditation is a process of showing evidence that our program meets the high standards of excellence that the National Association for the Education of Young Children has put in place. We will begin the renewal process in 2023. In 2011, we were rated a Youngstar 5 Star Program through the Department of Children and Families. This is the highest level a program can reach in this rating system, so we are very proud of this honor as well.


Davis Gardens... In 2016 we began our Garden Iniative with the help of Growing Oshkosh to install raised garden beds.  We worked hard to grow and expand our garden space in the following years, and in 2018 we partnered with Oshkosh North High School Communities Program to enlarge the garden and build our Outdoor Classroom Space.



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