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.
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
- Gross and Fine Motor Coordination
- Creative Art
- Dramatic Play
- Walking Excursions of the Campus
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.
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