The AC Child Development Lab School serves a diverse community with a model of excellence for the early care and education of children. Intentional practices enrich the whole child with appropriate activities, choices and support of individual needs. Guided by the interests of each child, each family becomes a partner with the Center to provide the best foundation in these important early years. As teachers, students, children and families we learn and grow together!
The Amarillo College Child Development Lab School is a premier early child care center established in 1973. The Child Development Lab School is currently accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has been since 1991. The Lab School is designed to meet the educational and developmental needs of young children three months old to five years of age. We are also a 5 star Provider through Texas Rising Star. Our main focus is to serve as an educational tool for the students of the Amarillo College Child Development/Education department, as well as other educational institutions in the Amarillo area. Therefore, there are many observation students who visit our center; however, all observation students are required to clear a criminal background check and are not involved in the instruction of children.
We encourage all parents and or guardians to be involved in the activities. We believe parental participation is key to any successful child care program. We welcome parent visits. We have an open door policy to allow parents access to the center during operational hours. Below is a list sample list of some of the opportunities for involvement in our center. Parents are in no way limited to the involvement listed. Any parent wishing to be involved in another area is strongly encouraged to contact the Director with their suggestion. Parents are a child's first and most influential teacher.
Enrollment in the Child Development Lab School is open to families of any race, national or ethnic origin, religious or political affiliation, provided the Center can meet the needs of the child. Parents who are considering first-time enrollment of their child are encouraged to visit the center. The scheduling of these visits should be arranged through the Lab School office at (806) 356-3636. A child's waiting list application can be completed at any time before or after the Center visit. It is a simple process to be put on the waiting list and requires the Lab School to obtain general information such as a child's date of birth and contact information of the parent. It is important, once on the waiting list, to update the center about any telephone, email, and/or address changes. To add yourself to our waiting list, Click here to fill out the waitlist form for both the Hagy and Lab School!
Child Development Lab School
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 West 9th Ave.
Amarillo, TX 79106
Fax: (806) 356-3625