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Student Teaching in the ECD Lab School

Chabot College Early Childhood Lab School is dedicated to training early childhood educators who understand and are able to implement developmentally appropriate practices in childcare settings that reflect a rich and complex society.  Faculty support lab teachers in their role as models to students placed in the EC Lab school and supervise the work of students.  


We prepare teachers who understand and implement emergent curriculum that arises from observed interests of children and meets their developmental, cultural and emotional needs. We value observation as the best means of assessing, valuing and meeting the developmental needs of children from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds, interests and capabilities. Coursework combines with Lab experience for a flow of theory to practice and practice to theory. Ongoing education and support of Lab School staff as well as students is valued as the foundation of a quality educational experience for both children and EC Lab students in a cooperative and mutually supportive environment. 


Placement in ECD Lab School

The Chabot EC Lab students complete their lab hours in the classrooms and have assigned tasks; they interact with children and help the teachers with all aspects of the program. The students are considered part of the staff and work as a team in the individual classrooms.

All students who are placed in the EC Lab  will need  a recent Tb test verification (within last 2 years.)  If you have a positive TB test then you will need to show verification of a negative chest x ray.

At the beginning of the semester you will need to attend mandatory lab orientation.  Read Student Handbook for more information.  Click here to access the Student EC Lab Handbook  













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