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

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.

Observation opportunities for students The Child Development Lab has an observation room with a one way window and media to provide opportunities for MCC students in MCC classes to observe young children in a natural setting. Students interested in doing observations would need to contact Rochelle Ramirez-Clark, Supervisor of the Child Development Lab by phone (480) 461-7148 or by email to schedule a time to observe.  The observation room has an entrance door outside the child development lab therefore students will need to check in with Rochelle to drop off their Arizona Driver’s license or ID card in exchange for a key access card to the observation room. Once the student is done with their observation, they will return the key access card to Rochelle and in return will be given their AZ Driver’s license or ID card.

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.