CDES Department Lab School at Fullerton College

A Reggio Inspired Preschool

We would like to welcome you and your family on behalf of the Child Development and Educational Studies (CDES) Department at Fullerton College. The CDES department Lab School, founded in 1959, serves a s a model for best practices in early childhood education for children, families, students, faculty, and the community. There is a three-fold mission:

Education of children ages 2 through 5 years old:

  • Providing a challenging, emergent curriculum that is inspired by the Reggio philosophy from Italy, emphasizing the Constructivist Approach and nature-based learning.
  • Strengthening relationships between children, families, our department and students as well the Fullerton and greater North Orange County community.

Professional education of students:

  • Professional education for students majoring in Early Childhood Education.
  • Professional education for students in various college departments (i.e., Psychology, Art, Horticulture, etc) and from the surrounding education communities.

Site for on-going contributions to the early childhood profession:

  • Research by faculty and students in early Childhood Education.
  • On-going contributions of knowledge to the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Educator tours to provide a model to other programs.

CDES Dept. article with faculty and student photographs CTA

See the article written by CTA magazine highlighting the work of our CDES department Laboratory School.  See photographs of faculty and students.

Contact Us

321 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton CA 92832
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Child Development and Educational Studies Club

Student club events  are held throughout the semester.   May club events: Event:  May 5th Gardening Club Meetings in May: May 9th - 1-2 pm (Nominations for  fall 17 Officers) May 11th - 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Nominations of fall 17 Officers) Club Meetings (Last for the...

From Fullerton Observer Professor Chris Lamm

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Christine Lamm, a full-time faculty member in the Fullerton College Child Development and Educational Studies Department. She had only recently announced her retirement and was honored at the 2013...