The Cuesta College Children's Center is currently closed due to COVID -19 with a planned reopening date of June 15th, 2020.  

We apologize for the inconvience to our families and students. 

At this time we will not be enrolling new families for Summer 2020 and will wait to enroll for Fall 2020 until regulations become clearer. We appreciate your patientience as we plan for these unprecedented times. You can always add your child to the waitlist. Please click the "Waiting List Information" tab on the left for more information. 

Fall 2020 Enrollment for New Families will take place in July 2020. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Welcome to the Cuesta College Children’s Center ECE Lab Schools! 

The Cuesta College Children’s Centers programs are laboratory schools that support students in many fields of study and offer hands-on experience in early learning classrooms. Cuesta College has two children’s lab programs, at the San Luis Obispo campus, and at the North County campus in Paso Robles. These programs are licensed, planned, facilitated, and operated by Early Childhood Education professionals.  

We accept children from age 18 months to 5 years. Our children’s programs are based on the educational philosophies taught in Cuesta's Early Childhood Education degree program.  Within the context of the program we meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language developmental needs as well as early literacy, math, science, discovery and creative interests of each child enrolled.   

The Children's Center follows the college academic year, semester to semester and is closed when school is not in session, for holidays, flex days, and semester breaks observed by the college.

Our toddler programs are open:
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., our part day program ends at 3:00 pm.

Our preschool programs are open:
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m., our part day program ends at 3:00 pm.

 Our evening programs (SLO Campus Only) are open:Monday through Thursday from 3:15 pm to 9:00 pm. Our evening program runs during Fall and Spring semesters only. 

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The Cuesta College Children's Center and Lab School closed due to COVID-19 and plans to reopen on June 15th, 2020. 

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