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The Lab School serves children from two to five years of age. Enrollment is limited.

Parents may enroll their children for a maximum of two and one-half hours per day, for two, three or five days per week.
Curriculum is designed to nurture young children, and to stimulate their language, physical, cognitive, and creative development, and to encourage positive self-esteem and social interaction. The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of each child, emphasizing the building of autonomy and problem-solving abilities in the following areas:
  • Music and Movement
  • Physical and Natural Science
  • Language Arts
  • Cooking
  • Gross and Fine Motor Coordination
  • Creative Art
  • Dramatic Play
  • Walking Excursions of the Campus


The Lab School follows the 16-week semester calendar at OCC. Fall semester generally runs from late-August through mid-December and Spring semester from mid-January through mid-June. We offer an optional Lunch Bunch program 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM and an Extended Day Program 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM daily for children enrolled in our preschool programs during the regular school year.
The Lab School is a teacher-training facility for Orange Coast College students.  Each class has a certified lead teacher guiding the student assistants.  Each semester has new student assistants that have registered for the appropriate classes to be assigned with the Lab School classes.
For OCC students and volunteers interacting with children, please click on this link, Requirements for employees and volunteers, to see the immunization requirements.
For OCC catalog information, please click on college catalog.