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Adele and Dale Young Child Development Laboratory

Enrollment Information

Our programs offer children a hands-on, discovery-based learning environment. Teachers focus their planning on the interests and needs of individual children in their classrooms. We offer several different types of programs.

Families are an integral part of our program. Each week we send home a newsletter and lesson plan letting you know about the activities we are doing and what we are learning. There are many ways that you, as a parent/guardian, can be involved. At the beginning of the semester we ask you to fill out a survey assessing the development of your child. With this assessment information, we tailor the classroom activities to help enhance your child’s development. We highly recommend volunteering in the classroom (spending a day or part of a day with us, sharing an interest or talent, or going on a field trip), observing in the observation booths, participating in home visits, and attending parent-teacher conferences. Each semester teachers plan a family party for the laboratory children and their families. Regardless of your schedule, there are many opportunities to be involved in your child’s experience in the Laboratory and we welcome your participation.

You can enroll your child by going to the “apply” link to the right. When your child’s application is received, his or her name will be placed on the waiting list. We will accept 3/4 of each group for each lab on the basis of the application date. We will accept the remaining 1/4 of each group based on other specific criteria (referrals from medical professionals, etc.). Please keep in mind that many children have been on the waiting lists since birth so the lists are VERY long.

Program TypeMax # Enrollment Semester Schedule Fee
Infant/Toddler Program Birth to 2 12 (6 girls, 6 boys) Fall and Spring T, W, TH 1:30-2:30 pm $130
Two-Year-Old Program Age 2 12 (6 girls, 6 boys) Fall and Spring T, W, TH 8:30-10:45 am $215
Three-Year-Old Program Age 3 20 (10 girls 10 boys) Fall and Spring Tues-Fri 8:30-11:00 am $250
Four- and Five-Year-Old Program Ages 4 and 5 60* (10 girls, 10 boys) *20/class Fall and Spring Summer (am only) Tues-Fri 8:30-11:00 am 12:30-3:00 pm $250 $150 summer