Preparing Children for School Success, Leadership and Life.


Hours of Operation

One City will be open from 6:45am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday. 

Our Location – Fisher Street Campus

Our permanent facility is located at 2012 Fisher Street, Madison, WI 53713, on Madison’s South Side. It will open on January 4, 2016. The facility has two playgrounds, six garden plots, a commercial kitchen, eight large classrooms, several offices and a teacher-resource room. It is located 50 feet from the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County – Taft Street location, across the street from Madison’s historic Mount Zion Baptist Church, one block from Penn Park, and two blocks from Park Street, a major artery into downtown Madison. 

Planned renovations will refresh the facility and bring the building up to current City of Madison building code, adding an elevator and ADA bathroom, an upgraded kitchen, lighting, flooring, classrooms, playgrounds, IT and surface parking, and 1,100 square feet of usable space to the lower level. 

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Our Curriculum

One City will use the Creative Curriculum, an award winning research-based and research-proven early learning curriculum that places an emphasis on creative, experiential and independent learning “by doing”. It also emphasizes teacher training, daily observations, routine assessment of children’s learning and developmental milestones, and connections with parents/families. We will bolster our reading program with a specialized reading curriculum and give our teachers the training and tools to identify and intervene with children who show early signs of reading difficulty through our partnership with the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia (WILDD). 

Partnership with Parents and Families: A Two-Generation Approach

One City will educate parents in its curriculum and strategies on-site through our One City Child Development Institute, and through community partners. We will also connect families with community resources through our Family Resource Office, including professional advancement, employment and training opportunities, extended learning and recreational programs for their children, and educational and recreational opportunities for themselves.