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Early Childhood Laboratory School

As a university laboratory school, we aim to lead through excellence and innovation as we train undergraduate and graduate students in child development theory, research and its applications, while implementing national and state standards for quality toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs.

We provide resources to parents and community members in child development and strategies for meeting the needs of special populations, including dual language learners. We welcome all university majors to observe, participate and learn in a nurturing, diverse educational environment.


At Delaware State University Lab-School, we know beginnings are essential in child development, and unique to each family. Every day it is our purpose to ensure a safe, high quality and enriching experience. Children who come to our lab school receive a strong foundation and a great start in their educational journey. Our curriculum empowers children to be confident and successful lifelong learners. Our teaching teams are what makes our center shine. In each classroom, it is our educators that ensure children are provided with an enriching environment for learning and development. We are proud to have dedicated and caring professionals who are trained to focus on the individual care and growth of each child. Delaware State University Lab School is committed to providing the highest-quality child care and early education.