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The Laboratory School

Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, the Laboratory School is an integral part of the Early Childhood Academic Program. It offers a model preschool program for the children of students and staff at the college as well as for families in the Greater Hartford area. The Lab School also serves as a training site for the Early Childhood Education students. Students observe plan, and implement developmentally appropriate activities, and complete internships in the center. Eligible students may choose the Lab School as their work site.

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  • To provide a warm and accepting environment in which children experience success, build a positive self-image, and develop to their fullest potential.
  • To develop dignity and respect for oneself and others.
  • To stimulate and encourage children to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically through a variety of experiences.
  • To encourage learning as a life-long experience.
The Director, Teacher, and Education Assistants all have degrees in Early Childhood Education and work with both the preschoolers and the college students. The ration of teachers to children is maintained at a high level due to the Early Childhood Training component.
Location & Schedule
The Lab School is located on the Talcott Street level of the building. Visit the Map and Directions Page for directions to the college.

The schedule of the Lab School follows the academic calendar during the Fall and Spring semesters and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The cost of attending the Lab School varies according to the status of the parent. Students pay the minimum rate and also are eligible for partial scholarships during each semester.
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