Children's Services & Schools

Our early intervention and education programs help children with identified developmental challenges overcome the odds and reach their highest potential.

Success Story: A super hero

Born prematurely at 29 weeks, Lukas spent the first 351 days of his life at a hospital instead of his home. He had both a tracheotomy and ventilator and developmental delays.

When it was time to go home from Children’s Wisconsin, his mom was told she had two options for his care: a private duty nurse or our medical day care program. Lukas started with us right around his first birthday with his first goal to sit in a supported chair for five minutes.

With each little step of progress, Lukas blossomed and, at 2 ½ years old, very little holds him back from walking to running in his Superman cape!

Check out Lukas' video!
Little girl with hearing aid

Birth To Three

An early intervention program that began in 1993, Birth to Three provides in-home education and specialized therapies for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental delay. We refer to appropriate services and therapies when needed. An evidence-based model, Birth to Three increases positive social, emotional and behavioral skills, and helps shape child development.

Who We Serve

Children aged birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities.

What We Offer

Our early intervention and education programs, medical day care and specialized therapies set the stage for children to flourish emotionally, physically, socially and academically.

Contact Info & Location

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 414-937-2020
Fax: 414-937-2021
Email: info@mcfi.net

Office Location

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Staff member reads to a young boy in a wheelchair

Medical Day Care

Established in 2006, our medical day care serves children and toddlers with complex medical conditions. The program goal is to improve the health of each child — many who are tracheotomy- and/or ventilator-dependent — while providing a caring and enriching learning environment and support for the family. It is the only community-based skilled nursing service for children in Milwaukee certified by Medicaid. It is also the only program that has earned the Joint Commission gold-seal accreditation, an internationally recognized quality certification for health-care organizations.

Who We Serve

Children ages birth to 21.

What We Offer

Skilled nursing day services for children with complex health care issues. Learn more here.

Contact Info & Location

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 414-937-2106
Fax: 414-937-2021
Email: info@mcfi.net

Office Location

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Adult and two young children play with Play-Doh

Wells Street Academy

Children who attend our school receive education and individualized medical supports at Wells Street Academy, established in 2010.

Each student has an Individualized Education Plan and receives one-on-one attention from educators and nurses, who work hand-in-hand with the child’s family and health-care team to help the child achieve educational goals. The academy serves youth ages 4 to 21.

What We Offer

Education and medical supports to children. Learn more here.

Who We Serve

Children who have complex medical issues or disabilities.

Contact Info & Location

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 414-937-2106
Fax: 414-937-2021
Email: info@mcfi.net

Office Location

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Child in a wheelchair boarding a school bus

iLIFE

iLIFE, LLC, is an affiliate of the Centers for Independence. It is a financial management services provider for families whose child is enrolled in long-term care programs. We process payroll and handle taxes for caregivers employed by the child’s family. We also offer resources to families to help their children become as independent as possible.

iLIFE

What We Offer

Administrative support for families who have a child enrolled in a long-term care or behavioral health.

Who We Serve

Families who have a child enrolled in a long-term care or behavioral health program.

Contact Info

www.ilifefinancialmanagement.com