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Preschool Lab


Sharing Experiences, Encouraging Creativity

Our Preschool Children Learn How To Learn. Our College Students Learn To Be Educators.

Our 30 years of experience tells us we are on the right path to nurturing better students. For more than a generation, the Preschool Lab at Florida Southern College has developed and refined a positive learning environment that propels students and teachers alike to a higher standard of achievement.

Positive early experiences with school are of paramount importance to young children — establishing a foundation for the acquisition of knowledge and gaining the skills that they will need later in life.


Learning best through activities that are relevant to their lives, FSC's youngest learners are engaged each day by lessons that challenge them both physically and developmentally. While lessons are designed to meet Sunshine State Standards, all of our programs reinforce that learning is a lifelong experience that is fun and enjoyable. Low student-to-teacher ratios and limited class sizes ensure a secure, respectful, and nurturing environment for your child to grow. Providing a dynamic learning environment, FSC's Preschool Lab aims to teach the foundations of reading and arithmetic, as well as basic computer skills.

Who can attend?

The Florida Southern Preschool Lab is open to any student who is at least three years of age, potty-trained and able to take verbal direction from the teacher.

How do I enroll?

To ensure an appropriate student-teacher ratio, class sizes are limited and early registration is encouraged. Contact Natalie Todt to obtain additional information about enrollment and to schedule a tour of the classroom.

The Preschool Lab is a richly diverse program in which the children learn and socialize with others from many backgrounds. This diversity extends to the education majors who are teaching. This integral learning component is coupled with activities that actively involve the children and challenge them at levels appropriate to their age. The program is a positive, research-based learning experience based upon the theories of psychologists Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky.

We encourage parents to be involved in their children’s education. Parents are welcome in the Preschool Lab’s observation room at any time during the school day. Visits need not be scheduled and parents are welcome to stay as long as they wish.

Classes are available each day of the week during the fall and spring semesters.

Summer Camp 2017

Enrollment is currently open for Summer Camp 2017. Open to children age 3 to 8, FSC’s Preschool Lab Summer Camp takes kids on a new educational adventure each week. This year, we’ve added optional field trips that enrich and expand each week’s lesson. Visit the summer camp page for more information.

Questions? Contact

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Natalie Todt
Program Director

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Nancy Hogan
Preschool Teacher


To learn more about program offerings, contact:

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Tracey Tedder, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
Nina B. Hollis Endowed Chair of Education

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Jessica Collins
Administrative Assistant