The EARLY CHILDHOOD LAB SCHOOL is part of the Early Childhood Education Department at Orange Coast College. The purpose of the Lab School is to provide a setting in which college students may observe and learn to be teachers of younger and older preschool children. The director and teachers in the program have been selected because they have an especially strong background of education and experience in Early Childhood Education. They exhibit a standard of positive adult-child interactions for students to model and from which parents may draw support. Parents may observe their children through one-way observation windows.
Children in this model program benefit by having the best quality staff to supervise and provide for age-appropriate activities. The staff offers each child the best of quality care, with a focus on warm, nurturing, individualized attention to help the child reach his or her full potential in all areas of development.