Child Development Laboratory School

It’s All About the Children


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Ninety percent of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years.

We have one chance to give children a solid foundation for their future.

This frames every decision we make at the Lab School.

We believe the early years (birth – five) are the most important and should be filled with love, laughter, and discovery. The early years lay the foundation for a child’s personality, cognitive ability, language proficiency, and social skills. Participation in a quality early childhood program enhances a child’s development in all these areas and others.

We believe young children gain more knowledge through active, hands-on learning and play. Learning is sometimes loud and messy. Learning is asking questions and making mistakes. We want our children to leave the Lab School excited to learn and curious about their world.

The Lab School serves two principal functions:

  • As a teaching laboratory for college students who are preparing for careers in early childhood professions
  • To provide a developmentally appropriate educational setting for young children

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services licenses the Lab School. 

Virtual Tour

Please watch the video below to take a tour of the Lab School. 

Program Information

Eligibility and Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment is open to any child, provided the child meets the age and health requirements, regardless of sex, race, color, creed, religion, or national origin. Parents who are ACC students have priority enrollment. 

If you want to enroll at the Lab School, contact the office or click here for placement on the waiting list. We refer to the waiting list to place children as openings become available.

Important Forms

Below you will find the required parent handbook, and emergency form

Please print and complete these forms and return them to the Lab School.

Hours of Operation

The Lab School is a full-day, full-year program for children 18 months to 5 years. Our hours of operation are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm, but we follow the ACC calendar and close when the campus closes. 
Should a severe weather event or other emergency result in dismissal or cancellation of classes at ACC, Lab school parents will be notified through the ACC Rave alert system, Procare, and the ACC website.

Tuition and Fees

On September 1, 2023, tuition will increase to the following amounts per child:

September 2023



Standard Tuition

Student Tuition
Toddlers $155 $145 $145 $135 $45


$150 $140 $140 $130 $45

Annual Registration

$100 per child $150 per family

Online Payments

Payments can be made through the Procare app or at