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San Jacinto College Child Development Lab School

8060 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505

(281) 476-1803


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy of the Laboratory School is to provide responsible, nurturing care using positive guidance techniques in a developmentally appropriate setting which fosters the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of young children.
Purposes and Goals
To provide quality child care for the college's students, staff, faculty and administrators, as well as families from the community.
To enable students to pursue educational objectives.
To aid parents in the development of their children through parent education and involvement
To design a model environment based on current research.
To maintain a safe, healthy and stimulating environment.
To foster self-control, self-esteem and a sense of competence in the child.
To use professional guidance techniques and act as role models for parents
To facilitate children's physical and emotional development.
To enhance the young child's natural creative abilities.
To promote children's social skills through child initiated activities.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school