The University of Delaware Laboratory School is a nationally accredited and state licensed Laboratory School. Now in its 83rd year of operation, it is an inclusive early education setting serving over 80 children ages 6 months to 6 years and their families.
We believe that each child is unique and will bring his/her strengths and challenges to any situation. Our programs are designed to respect, support and respond to each child. Click here to learn more about our Guiding Principles.
The Laboratory School is part of the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Department within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Delaware. It shares a building with The College School.
The Laboratory School is equipped with:
- three large classrooms
- observation booths for families, University students, faculty, and researchers to observe young children in a natural setting.
- a spacious, light-filled art studio,
- an outdoor playground, with a cobblestone bike path, natural arbors, a playhouse, a sandbox, swings, climbers and slides.
- Beyond the playground is the beloved nature trail, with bridges, creeks and wooded areas.
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To make a donation to the Laboratory School, visit UD’s giving page. Please be sure to designate Laboratory School as the recipient in the field marked “OTHER”
We thank you for your generosity!