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Click for COVID Safety, Reporting Information, including 6-foot social distancing requirement in all college buildings, mask and vaccination practices, and the process for student Return to Campus approvals. To support students with Fall registration and Spring Term applications, on-campus services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, with virtual options also still in place. See the Student Services Guide.

Lab School Programs and Registration

Lab School is a parent cooperative where parents grow and learn with their children. Parents and children attend daytime class together, giving parents hands-on practice for the skills they learn in the adults-only evening meetings. Lab School is an open enrollment program, so families can join at any time. Registration numbers determine the programs that are offered each term, with enrollment remaining open until a class has filled.

Due to COVID-19, all classes are currently being held virtually over Zoom, Google Classrooms, or Facebook Live. Because of this ongoing move to virtual, we are not currently holding classes at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach. In-person tours are also not available.

Registration and Payment Information

To register for a class, you must submit a completed online registration form and make your tuition payment. In compliance with Florida Law, tuition payment is due prior to the start of class. Payment arrangements can be made by calling 321-433-7668 after you submit the registration form. For classes with a monthly fee, tuition can be paid in full for the semester or in monthly installments billed at the beginning of each month.

Payment can be made by Discover, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Debit Card, or check via EFT. There is a $2 fee each time a credit card is used. For returned checks, a $30 returned check fee applies. For accounting questions, please contact labschools@easternflorida.edu.

Fall 2021 Programs

Please note that Lab School’s holiday dates align with the Brevard Public Schools (BPS) calendar, rather than with the EFSC calendar.

Semester-Long Programs for Children

Infant Program (Adorable Me! and Active Me!)

Date: Fridays from September 3rd through December 17th
Time: 
9:30 AM to 10:10 AM (40 minutes)
Age: 
6 weeks to 18 months (as of September 1st)
Cost: 
One-time, non-refundable $40 enrollment fee per family, then $40 per child, per month
Includes: Building Confident Connections: Parent Education Class (one class per month)
Maximum Class Size: 8 families


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

Infancy is an amazing time of growth and change both for infants and their adults. Raising young children can be less stressful and more fun when families share the joys, changes, and challenges with one another. This class enables you to enjoy fun, developmentally stimulating activities while connecting with other parents in an informal, virtual environment that is both safe and supportive. The infant program has two classes based on age:

  • Adorable Me! for younger infants (6 weeks to 9 months)
  • Active Me! for older infants (10 months to 18 months)

Adorable Me! and Active Me! have been combined into one virtual class for Fall 2021.

Enrollment is open and ongoing throughout the term—join us at any time!

INFANT PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Terrific Toddlers Program

Option 1: One Day a Week

Date: Tuesdays from August 31st through December 21st
Time: 
10 AM to 11 AM (60 minutes)
Age: 
19 months to 3 years (as of September 1st)
Cost: 
One-time, non-refundable $40 enrollment fee per family, then $50 per child, per month
Includes: Building Confident Connections: Parent Education Class (two classes per month) and a monthly activities packet
Maximum Class Size: 8 families


Option 2: Two Days a Week

Date: Tuesdays AND Thursdays from August 31st through December 21st
Time: 
10 AM to 11 AM (60 minutes)
Age: 
19 months to 3 years (as of September 1st)
Cost: 
One-time, non-refundable $40 registration fee per family, then $90 per child, per month
Includes: Building Confident Connections: Parent Education Class (two classes per month) and a monthly activities packet
Maximum Class Size: 8 families


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

Our highly interactive toddler program focuses on physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth as children and their adults bond with other families, dive into creative endeavors, and laugh while learning new skills. Classes are taught by a caring parent educator, who will answer questions and help families assess and encourage all aspects of their child's development.

Enrollment is open and ongoing throughout the term—join us at any time!

TODDLER PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Playful Preschool Program

Option 1: Three Days a Week

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from August 30th through December 17th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (60 minutes)
Age: 3 to 5 years (as of September 1st)
Cost: One-time, non-refundable $40 enrollment fee per family, then $120 per child, per month
Includes: Building Confident Connections: Parent Education Class (two classes per month) and bimonthly activity boxes
Maximum Class Size: 12 families


Option 2: Five Days a Week

Date: Mondays through Fridays from August 30th through December 17th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (60 minutes)
Age: 3 to 5 years (as of September 1st)
Cost: One-time, non-refundable $40 enrollment fee, then $160 per child, per month
Includes: Building Confident Connections: Parent Education Class (two classes per month) and bimonthly activity boxes
Maximum Class Size: 12 families


Option 3: Activity Boxes Only

Don't have time for the live class? Order only the boxes (two per month), and continue your learning adventure at home!
Cost: 
$40 per month


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

Virtual Playful Preschool is an online learning adventure right in your own home! Each day, Zoom in for an hour of live interaction with a certified teacher. Your child will do activities, learn, laugh, and make friends with other online students.

Students also receive biweekly interactive supply boxes packed with hands-on projects to explore both in class and after, encouraging family learning beyond the classroom. Templates, materials, and instructions for crafts, science projects, reading, math, and cooking bring monthly themes like Community Helpers, Me and My Family, and the Science of Seasons to life.

The small group class interweaves social-emotional and academic learning, creating a unique opportunity for homeschool families as well.

Enrollment is open and ongoing throughout the term—join us at any time!

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Special Interest Classes for Children

Spanish Language Class

Date: Fridays from October 8th to December 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (60 minutes)
Age: 4 to 7 years (preschool to 2nd grade)
Cost: $95 for 8 weeks
Maximum Class Size: 10 families


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

¡Hola! Join us for an 8-week session of Spanish for beginners! Through fun activities, stories, and songs, your child will love learning a new language from a certified, native Spanish-speaking teacher.

SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION

Cooking Through the Holidays: Culinary Traditions Around the World

Date: Mondays from October 18th to December 13th (No Class Thanksgiving Week)
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (60 minutes)
Age: 4 to 12+ years (younger children can also participate with an adult)
Cost: $90 per household for 8 weeks
Maximum Class Size: None


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

Join our Virtual International Celebrations Cooking Club and make Monday your family's night to cook together as you learn about new holidays and cultural celebrations!

You'll learn how to make Make Día de los Muertos cookies from Mexico, Christmas rice pudding from Scandinavia, puttanesca sauce from Italy, latkes from Israel, and more as you explore the holiday season.

A box of supplies filled with fun activities and crafts to help you learn more about each country and celebration will be delivered to you biweekly. You'll also receive recipes, instructions, ingredient lists, and other information each week via email.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 15th

COOKING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS REGISTRATION

Programs for Adults

Managing the Mayhem With Connection: Fall Book Study for Parents

Date: Wednesdays from August 25th to September 29th (Session 1) and/or Wednesdays from October 20th to December 8th (Session 2)
Time: 8:30 PM
Cost: $40 for one session OR $75 for both sessions


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

Join our Lab School Virtual Fall Book Series as we come together to discuss and be inspired by experts in the field of positive parenting. Learn how to manage your emotions and to teach your child to manage theirs while building loving connections. Gain effective tools to set meaningful limits with an assertiveness that shows others how to treat you respectfully. Know how to calm tantrums, disobedience, and tears. Build cooperation with assertiveness and calm with self-regulation skills!

  • Session 1 - Assertiveness and Feelings: Setting Limits
  • Session 2 - Siblings and Peers: Building Relationships

PARENT BOOK STUDY REGISTRATION

Building Confident Connections: Parent Education Class

Date: Thursdays beginning in September (exact dates TBA)
Time: 8:30 PM
Cost: $40 per semester (one class per month) OR $75 per semester (two classes per month)*

*This class is available individually, but is included in the infant, toddler, and preschool programs at no additional cost.


Due to COVID-19, all classes are being held virtually. Call 321-433-7668 for more info.

Parents who want to explore their parenting options and learn techniques that build confident relationships can participate via online access with other like-minded parents from the ease of their living rooms. Learn how to understand your child’s growth and tailor your parenting to build a connected, successful family. The topics we cover vary based on your child's age:

  • Infants: Sleep and eating patterns, developmental stages, nutrition, temperaments, sensory integration, family dynamics, developing a loving discipline relationship with your child, etc.
  • Toddlers: Sensory integration, parent-child communication, the terrific twos, encouraging a positive self-image, supporting intellectual growth, toilet training, how toddlers play with others, emerging language, toddler safety, positive discipline, etc.
  • Preschoolers: Positive parenting strategies, parent-child communication, temperament theory, emotional and moral development, literacy, learning styles, how families operate together, kindergarten readiness, social/emotional development, etc.

BUILDING CONFIDENT CONNECTIONS REGISTRATION