Student Teaching in EC 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 EC 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
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
Student EC Lab Handbook