Child Development Lab

The Evelyn H. Warren Child Development Laboratory is a multi-age preschool that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  The laboratory programs provide opportunities for students in MCC classes to observe and interact with young children and their families in a developmentally appropriate environment. The program is designed for children to participate in activities to enhance and develop social and verbal skills, problem solving abilities, large and small motor coordination, cognitive concepts and practical life experiences. Parent involvement in the lab is encouraged.

  • Morning Preschool Program: ages 3-5, Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15am - 12:15pm
  • Preschool Lunch Bunch, ages 3-5, Mon/Wed/Fri 12:15pm - 1:00pm
  • Afternoon Pre-K Program: ages 4-5, Mon/Wed 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Parent-Toddler Program: ages 1.5-3, Tue/Thu 9:30am - 11:30am [course: ECH 126AB]

Enrollment priority may be given to a child of specific age, sex or special consideration due to MCC student training or program needs.  Occasionally, additional criteria may be used to determine group composition. Children in the Morning Preschool Program must have completed toilet training.  Educational opportunities for MCC students are an important aspect of the E.H. Warren Child Development Lab.   

Have lab preschool enrollment questions?  Contact Rochelle Ramirez-Clark, 480-461-7148.

Kids Being Kids Family Fun Fair

To celebrate the National Week of the Young Child, the E. H. Warren Child Development Lab, Campus Children’s Center, and Education Studies Department jointly host this FREE annual event in April at MCC Southern and Dobson for young children and their families and friends. The day is filled with games, crafts, activities, a music deejay, wellness screenings, storytelling, prize drawings, food and lots of fun. New or gently used books are collected to donate to a local children’s hospital.