ChAD Preschool


The Department of Child & Adolescent Development operates a campus laboratory preschool which accepts children from throughout the community. The preschool offers two different programs for children ages two through five years.

Class sessions run from approximately late August through very early December and early February through early May.  Click the calendar link below.  We also offer a summer program during the month of June.

Openings in the Preschool

There are often openings in both toddler programs (M/W or T/Th) and the afternoon preschool (M-Th). To apply, complete and send us the application form [pdf].


The toddler program is designed for children who are two years old by the time they enter our program. Children do not have to be toilet trained to enroll. The program for 14 children is staffed by our toddler program teacher who is assisted by three to four adult students who are majoring in Child and Adolescent Development. Children attend two days per week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00-11:00.  Occasionally  we are able to provide toddlers a four-day option.


The preschool multi-age group is designed for three-to-five-year-old children.  Children must be toilet trained in order to participate. Children attend Monday-Thursday in either the morning (9:00-11:30) or the afternoon (12:30-3:00) session. Our lab preschool teacher is assisted by four to six adult Child and Adolescent Development students.  There  are about 24 children in each session.


We accept applications to our program throughout the year. Each application is dated when it is received. We fill vacancies from our waiting list in order of the date of receipt of the application. The director or the teacher calls new families about openings as they become available. Once on the waiting list, there is no need to call the preschool about openings.

In March we re-enroll current families for the coming school year. In late March/early April by mail we notify families on our waiting list about openings available for the next fall. Parent have approximately two weeks to decide whether to accept the opening.

For more information and an application form, follow the links below.