Early Childhood Education Lab School

Palomar College has two different Early Childhood Education Lab Schools serving young children and their families.  The San Marcos Center serves children 18 months to 5 years of age.  The Escondido Center serves preschool age children through half day state preschool programs.

For more information, please visit the Early Childhood Education Lab School website.

Lab School Philosophy…

We respect each child’s individuality and uniqueness. We believe that growth takes place in orderly sequences, one stage following another. We believe that development of the whole child depends on appropriate physical, mental and social nourishment supplied by the home, school, and community; and that play, both formal and organized, is significant to intellectual growth. We believe it is important for a child to have a pleasant childhood and a good beginning toward a successful life.



Our Palomar College Early Childhood Education Lab Schools serve as lab schools for our students. Child Development (CHDV) students are welcome to observe and complete class assignments at the center.

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