PURPOSE & PHILOSOPHY
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Early Childhood Education (ECE) Lab School is a model preschool, kindergarten and childcare program for children age 1-6, that provides participants with education and resources that focus on the unique period of early childhood and provides CSN students, participating parents and the local ECE community opportunities for educational observation and practice. Administered with thoughtful respect for each person’s uniqueness, a shared commitment to build positive relationships, and guided by the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, the program provides children and adults with rich learning experiences to foster all areas of development and education.
The ECE Lab School is open to faculty, staff, students and the community, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 6 pm with closures for all state holidays and optional programming during the summer.
It is our vision to provide the highest standard of care and educational opportunities for the children and families we serve, and for the students of CSN.
The College of Southern Nevada creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community.
The ECE Lab School provides CSN with an educational Laboratory site that allows CSN students, participating parents and ECE community partners, opportunities for observation and practice within a model early childhood program. The ECE Lab will be recognized for providing excellent care and education for children of CSN students, faculty, and the local community.
The College of Southern Nevada ECE lab school began working with Nevada TACSEI in 2012. Training on all Pyramid Model modules was completed in July 2012 and we have begun implementing the Pyramid Model program-wide this fall. We have four classrooms participating in the Pyramid Model implementation, but only two classrooms will be designated as model demonstration classrooms this year.
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