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Laboratory Preschool

Admissions Policy

The Laboratory School is an inclusive early childhood education program. Children enrolled in the Laboratory Preschool come from families around the region from a wide range of backgrounds. We strive to ensure that our classroom enrollments reflect the economic, ethnic and cultural diversity of our region and include children with a range of abilities and needs.

Update as of 1/7/16: We currently have openings in our our PreK class for 3-4 year olds. If you’re interested in enrolling, please complete our preliminary application (see link below) and give us a call at 302-831-2304 or email dkbailys@udel.edu. 

  • Children are admitted to each of our school-year programs for 2 through 6 year-olds based on their ages by August 31 of the admission year:

    • AM Preschool Class (T/Th): 2 years old

    • AM Preschool Class (M/W/F): 2-3 years old

    • PM Preschool Class: 2-4 years old
    • Pre-K: 3-4 years old

    • Kindergarten/Pre-K:  4-6 years old

  • Children are admitted to our Play & Grow Together programs for 4 month through 22 month olds based on the order in which we receive the registration form.

  • Admission to all of our programs is based primarily on the order in which preliminary applications are submitted.  Preference is given, however, to children currently enrolled in the school and siblings of children currently enrolled.

  • You may complete a preliminary application for your child at any time, free of charge:

Click here to complete our preliminary application

Laboratory Preschool  •  459 Wyoming Road  •  Newark, DE 19716  •  USA
Phone: 302-831-2304  •  E-mail: labpreschool@udel.edu  •  ©2012