Children’s Center Student Employment 

Students in the Teacher Education Licensure programs can gain hands-on experience through employment in the Children’s Center. 

Staff Qualifications 

We ensure that all staff members have the necessary skills and experience to work in the Children’s Center.

Each classroom team is led by a highly qualified lead teacher licensed by the state of Minnesota. Additional team members include:

  • Graduate assistants
  • Student staff
  • Student teachers, field experience, interns and practicum students pursuing degrees related to working with children

The WSU Children’s Center provides staff and students with a complete mandatory background check, finger printing and DHS-approved orientation sessions prior to having contact with children in the classroom.

Benefits for Student Employees

Working in the Children’s Center gives student a variety of opportunities to prepare them for a successful career after graduation. 

From making connections to learning from skilled early childhood professionals, there’s a lot to offer. 

Some of the benefits for student employees include: 

  • DHS training (AHT, SUIDS, Blood Borne Pathogens, Mandatory Reporting)
  • References to assist with finding your first teaching position after graduation
  • Interaction with a variety of age groups (six weeks-8 years) in a high-quality, accredited early childhood program
  • Supervised experiences led by skilled early childhood teachers
  • Exposure to current educational philosophies and developmental trends
  • Flexible schedules that synchronize with class schedules
  • Professional networking for early childhood and elementary education majors through ongoing training, workshops, and community engagement activities


Ready to apply? You will be asked to submit:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Class Schedule
  • Work Study Eligibility

Interviews will be scheduled near the end of each semester.

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Affirmative Action Statement

WSU Children’s Center is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientations, marital status, citizenship status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status).

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Children's Center
Helble Hall 108

108 E. Sanborn St.
Winona, MN 55987


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Childcare Hours

  • Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
  • No drop-in care

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm