Welcome to the Cuesta College Children’s Center and 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 Children's Center and Lab Schools has two 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 enroll children from age 18 months to 5 years. Our programs are based on the educational philosophies taught in Cuesta's Child Development and Family Studies 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. For more detailed information please visit the "Forms and Information" link. 

Enrollment Information

Enrollment is currently taking place for both Summer of 2024 and the 2024-2025 school year. The majority of available spaces are in our toddler rooms. If you are interested in a spot, please make sure that you have filled out the "Wait List Form" available on the "Waiting List Information" page. All enrollments will be placed from our waitlist with full time students having first priority.


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