The Lab Pre-School is a nationally accredited, multi-age early childhood program that invites children of all abilities and their families to participate in a caring community designed to promote lifelong learning and the joys of belonging. This model early childhood program is housed in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences and provides academic course support, resources, mentoring, and key practicum learning experiences for students enrolled in teacher education and other degree programs at the University of Montana.
The Pre-School offers morning and afternoon sessions during the academic year. Small class sizes and high adult-to-child ratios provide individualized education experiences available to all children between the ages of 3-5 within the greater Missoula community. Families pay an annual tuition that is based on the market rate for local early care and education programs. Those receiving Best Beginnings scholarships through Child Care Resources are encouraged to apply.