A Place to Play, Learn & Grow

The Carol L. Danforth Early Childhood Lab School is a part of the Early Childhood Department at Forsyth Tech whose purpose is to provide a facility in which our students may observe, practice and learn to be teachers of preschool children. All employees have a strong background of education and experience in Early Childhood Education. Teachers will exhibit appropriate adult-child interactions for students/interns to model.  We will foster and promote partnerships with the families.

Parents may observe children through one-way mirrors in our observation room. Additionally, a parent-child-teacher engagement model with a Parent-Resource Corner is available. The parent corner will be equipped with books, games, technology, book packs and other literacy resources. Parents may check out resources for use at home.

The teachers will provide high quality care, with a focus on warm, nurturing attention for each child. All children will benefit by interacting with high quality staff and an environment equipped with variety of developmentally appropriate activities, both in the classroom and the outdoors.


The daily curriculum is designed to stimulate growth and development of young children in all domains. Curriculum activities will be designed to meeting needs of each child and will include the following areas and more:

  • Art
  • Music & Movement
  • Science
  • Math
  • Dramatic Play
  • Gross & Fine Motor Coordination
  • Language & Literacy
  • Technology

Daily Operation

  • The Carol L. Danforth Early Childhood Lab School is a full-day childcare program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 2:30p.m. on Friday.
  • Year-round center, according to the Forsyth Tech academic calendar.
  • Maximum Capacity is 15 children, 3 – 5 years of age, (and each child must be toilet trained.)
  • Children will have opportunities to play and learn in an age and developmentally appropriate environment.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks will be provided.

Tuition & Fees

An annual registration fee and monthly tuition will be charged based on the full or part-time childcare plan. The cost is the same for all ages.  Childcare grants are available to assist with the tuition for eligible student-parents. Please see the CCAMPIS web page for more information.

Contact Information

To schedule a tour or to receive additional enrollment information, please contact Crystal Harvey by email at charvey@forsythtech.edu.