CSUSB is home to two early childhood development programs- the Infant/Toddler Lab School and the Children’s Center.
The Infant/Toddler Laboratory School (ITLS) was founded in 2005 and provides care for children ages 3 to 36 months in a developmentally appropriate, highly enriched, relationship-based caregiving setting. The center has three classrooms; an infant room for children 3 months to about 12 months, a toddler room for children from around 12 months to around 24 months of age, and a two year old classroom for children 25 to 36 months. The Lab School also offers an extended outdoor environment for children in all classrooms. The ITLS has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 2009. For more information about the center, please visit: Infant/Toddler Lab School.
The Children’s Center is a state funded preschool serving children ages 3 to 5 years that was founded in 1989 and supports students and families within the university and community at large by providing high quality child care and hands on learning experiences through developmentally appropriate practices, building relationships, and recognizing individual strengths and values. The Children’s Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 2009. For more information about the center, please visit: Children's Center.
Both the Infant/Toddler Lab School and the Children’s Center offer numerous opportunities for involvement for Child Development students. Child development students enrolled at CSUSB may apply to work as an assistant teacher at either of the centers by searching for “assistant teacher” on CSUSB handshake. This is an excellent opportunity for students to work in a classroom and gain hands on working experience before entering the workforce after graduation.
Students enrolled in CD 2291 or CD 2292 may enroll for lab hours at either center with their professor during class. Students enrolled in CD 5575 or PSYC 5755 at CSUSB are also eligible to complete their internship at each of the centers; students interested in an internship must complete an application to intern at the center they are interested in and students are admitted based on their qualifications and a space-available basis.