Our Classrooms

Willow classroom at Child Development Lab

Willow Room (infants)

The Willow Room serves eight infants providing an intimate, small group care experience. The Willow Room staff provide relationship-based responsive caregiving to support optimum growth and development for infants. We practice primary and individualized care to establish a strong foundation for future learning.

Maple classroom at Child Development Lab

Maple Room (toddlers)

The Maple Room serves eight toddlers providing an intimate, small group care experience. The Maple Room staff provide individual and group learning opportunities that allow toddlers the security to explore their environment, interact with peers, and engage in learning experiences while building curiosity and confidence.

Magnolia classroom at Child Development Lab

Lilac & Magnolia Rooms (preschoolers)

Magnolia and Lilac Rooms serve approximately 18 children each. The preschool staff focuses on creating a community of learners that are confident and can engage successfully in a group-learning environment. We provide children a range of curriculum experiences and opportunities that support children’s individual development of attention maintenance, self-regulation, social-emotional, language, literacy, cognition, physical, and health skills.


  • All of our classrooms have the capacity for external observation. The ASCDL partners with the Child Development Department and collaborates with other departments to provide a lab school experience for programs throughout campus.
  • We practice intentional teaching, and support children’s development of critical thinking skills, empowering them to be lifelong learners
  • Curriculum experiences are supported through teacher and child-directed activities, interactions, routine, and the indoor-outdoor environments
  • Family engagement is important to us, we welcome you to spend time in the classrooms, and encourage you to participate, as you feel comfortable.
  • Fully qualified lead staff includes Head Teachers, Teachers, and Part-time teachers. Additional staff includes Student Assistants, Interns, and Volunteers.