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Lab School FAQ

Lab School FAQ

Question 1:  How is Lab School different from other preschools or Mom and Me programs?

Lab School is for the whole family, not just the child. Lab School parents feel confident and supported in their parenting, meeting together to socialize, hear evidence-based positive parenting concepts, and discuss ideas that fit them for raising caring, confident, responsible children.

Parents participate in classes, guiding their children through fun, developmentally appropriate activities that help children build academic foundations and learn self-calming, problem-solving, and self-control skills. A professional teacher (with a degree) answers questions and helps parents match skills to their particular child and family.

Classes use hands-on learning, so for each age there are many fun activities like music, art, muscle coordination activities, and more. Preschool follows the Florida Standards, and children learn while they play. Classes are longer than most one-topic classes in the community, like music class or gym class.

Most importantly, families connect to form strong bonds with new friends and each other that last a lifetime. 

Question 2:  I work during the day. Can I still participate in Lab School?

At least one adult must accompany each child during a Lab School class. This can be any adult you trust with your child, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or nanny.

There are also special evening classes for adults, allowing both parents and children to experience the benefits of Lab School.

Call 321-433-7668 or visit our programs page to see which classes fit your schedule.

Question 3:  Lab School is a parent cooperative. What does that mean?

Parents and family are the most important influence in a child’s early years. At Lab School, parents become students, learning about themselves and their children. Involved parents have children who are more successful, so Lab School adults attend with their child, participate in night meetings, and work together with faculty and staff to create the learning environment.

When classes are in-person, the cooperative assists with daily activities, such as sharing snack, setting up activities, and maintaining the school. Active involvement increases the bond between parent and child, as well as between parents. At Lab School, parents always know what their child is doing, even as the child grows older and their educational needs change.

Question 4:  Does my child have to be potty trained to participate at Lab School? 

No! We will work with you and your child to make toileting a success when your child is ready to take this step.

Question 5:  My child has a food allergy. Will Lab School accommodate this? 

Lab School offers a safe learning environment for all children. When children have an allergy or other need, the whole class is made aware and works together to ensure the child’s safe participation at school. 

Question 6:  Can I visit the class with my child before we enroll? 

Normally, Lab School encourages parents and children to visit their class before enrolling; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person visits are currently suspended.