Early Childhood Laboratory School
The nationally accredited Housatonic Early Childhood Laboratory School has a two-fold purpose: a high quality, pre-school program for the young children of students, faculty, staff, and the community; and a laboratory setting and resource for HCC's Early Childhood Education Program and other disciplines in the college. It is located in Lafayette Hall in LH-B137near the Broad Street entrance.
To enroll, children must be three years of age by December 31 of the calendar year in which they enter the School. The School is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 50 weeks a year.
As a laboratory setting, the Early Childhood Education faculty assigns students a variety of activities and observations that need to be completed at the Laboratory School. The director, teachers, and teacher assistants evaluate these activities and/or answer any questions that the college students may ask. Students from related fields also use the Laboratory School as a resource for fieldwork and papers.
Applications for children are available in the Early Childhood Laboratory School, the Business Office and the Admissions Office. Limited Housatonic Community College Foundation Scholarships are available for the children of students. Children are accepted into the Program on a first come first served basis. The Program serves children with disabilities and from diverse racial, ethnic, economic and ability backgrounds. For further information, call the director of the Early Childhood Laboratory School at 203-332-5030.
Director, Heidi Szobota
Cox, Andrea Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood Laboratory School
Feliciano, Monserrate Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood Laboratory School
Guzman, Marlene Educational Assistant
King, Talisa Educational Assistant
Martinez, Ayaceli Educational Assistant
Papacoda, Karen Child Development Teacher, Early Childhood Laboratory School
Szobota, Heidi Director of Early Childhood Laboratory School
Williams, Yotisse Teacher, Early Childhood Laboratory School
Ziembroski, Mariann Clerk Typist