Lab School


  • A preschooler learns about butterflies with a UD student outside at CEHD's Lab School.

    Learning in Nature

    March 30, 2022

    “Dressing for the weather” takes on a literal meaning for parents who drop off their preschoolers at the University of Delaware’s Lab School, located on the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) Children’s Campus. Taking their cue from th …

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  • Join us for the 2022 In Bloom Conference

    January 10, 2022

    In Bloom in Delaware Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:00am – 4:00pm Audion at STAR Tower, University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware Registration for the Delaware conference will open in mid-Januar …

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  • Pandemic Pivoting in Teacher Preparation Lab School Settings

    July 9, 2021

    Authors: Monica Miller Marsh, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and Director of the Child Development Center at Kent State University Adonia Porto, Lead Preschool Teacher at the Child Development Center Robyn Brookshire, Director of the …

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  • Katie Pollock

    Natural Start Alliance Member Spotlight

    February 4, 2021

    Natural Start Alliance spoke with Katie Pollock, the Master Teacher of the Nature Preschool to learn more about our program. Tell us how the nature preschool began. What impact has it had on the Lab School overall? Eleven years ago, we moved from the m …

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  • Amid coronavirus fears, Newark private schools take classes outside

    October 9, 2020

    As evidence mounts that COVID-19 spreads more easily indoors, many people are getting used to spending more time outside. Hanging out at the park or dining on a restaurant patio may seem familiar, but some private schools around Newark have taken class …

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  • This Delaware school embraced outdoor education before COVID-19. Can others follow suit?

    October 2, 2020

    In Delaware, the emergence of outdoor education programs is fairly recent. Schools might have nature trails or community gardens for students to learn from, but don’t dedicate most of the day to using those spaces, said Katie Pollock, a master teacher …

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  • Newark private schools find creative ways to reopen this fall

    August 31, 2020

    As the Christina School District plans for online learning through at least mid-October, several local private schools are finding creative ways to bring at least some students back into classrooms. The University of Delaware Lab School, an early learn …

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  • Students, staff and faculty in UD’s College of Education and Human Development helped organize ACES Day, which stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously

    Get Moving

    June 16, 2020

    UD interns host virtual children’s exercise party Did you know there is an international event to help kids get their wiggles out? Every year on the first Wednesday of May, millions of children across the world participate in Project ACES, which stands …

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  • Teachers and students of UD’s Lab School hold class using the videoconferencing app Zoom

    UD Lab School Shifts to Virtual Learning

    May 1, 2020

    Serving children ages six months to six years, the Lab School helps UD students learn to teach Young children thrive off routine. The daily rhythms of group time and singalongs may seem like child’s play, but activities like these, conducted in classro …

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  • Baby playing with toy at UD Lab School

    Now Enrolling 2020 Play & Grow Together

    January 3, 2020

    We are now enrolling for the Winter/Spring 2020 Play & Grow Together program. This is a 12 week program with sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays designed for infants from 6-24 months and a caregiver. Tuesday, 9:15-10:45 am – February 18 – May 12, 20 …

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