KIDSville

Knowledge - Involvement - Development - Safety

KIDSville is a FREE program that teaches children a variety of topics in a town square-style classroom. Kids ages four to seven learn the basics of many topics that will help them succeed in school. Sessions normally run 60-90 minutes and include 24-30 children divided into groups of five or six, plus a chaperone. 

Fact Sheet

Information for Instructors

Information for Volunteers

What will kids learn?

KIDSville allows children to learn the basics of many topics that will help them succeed as they enter school. Sessions we have offered have included: fire safety at home, calling 9-1-1, stranger danger, what to do if you are lost, and a police squad car tour.

What is the cost?

As a not-for-profit program, most sessions are free. If a cost is required, it will be 100% used for the cost of materials needed for a specific session.

How large are class sizes?

KIDSville sessions normally include 24-30 children divided into groups of five or six, plus a chaperone.

How long does it last?

Sessions run 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of activities. Each learning activity lasts about 10-12 minutes. Most sessions also include a video and a snack.

Do you want to volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers to lead a session in topics like the one listed below. Otherwise, if you or your organization is interested in another topic, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Animals in our area
  • Bike helmets and safety equipment
  • Reading and story time
  • Poison control
  • Animal safety
  • Nature
  • Rocks and fossils
  • Weather
  • Lakes and fish
  • Swimming safety
  • Fire safety
  • First aid
  • Math and science
  • Arts and crafts
  • Entertainment and magic
  • Cultural education
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Gardening

Interested in getting involved?

Contact University Apartments Community Officer Terry Evans at terryevans@wisc.edu