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Dr Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

George Brown School of Early Childhood

University of Toronto Schools (UTS)

 

Dr Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

George Brown School of Early Childhood

The 12 Laboratory School sites at George Brown College are an integral part of the School of Early Childhood, providing programs for the exemplary care and learning of young children, professional education for students completing an early childhood education diploma or degree, and research opportunities.

 

The first Lab School site opened in 1974 to care for preschool children under the name “The Learning Centre”. In response to the need for trained early childhood educators over the years, we expanded to provide programs for infants through to before-and-after school programs up to Grade 5 at sites on the college campus, in hospitals, public schools, and a downtown office building.

 

Our philosophy is based on the four foundations of Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years: belonging, well-being; engagement, and expression. Children are viewed as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential. Our program uses an emergent curriculum approach in which environments and experiences are designed to engage children in active, creative, and meaningful exploration, play, and inquiry.

University of Toronto Schools (UTS)

Thursday School Visits

Choices for Thursday's school visits include:

  • Casa Loma Child Care Centre  and 

  • Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre 

  • UTS

  • JICS 

Casa Loma Child Care Centre 

Our centre serves as a model lab school for the diploma and degree programs in the School of Early Childhood, and provides a training ground where college students are supported in developing their skills in working with children and families as they complete the hands on component of their academic program.

Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre 

This centre is operated by George Brown College and serves as a training Lab School for students from the Early Childhood Education programs at the College while providing care for the children and families in the Regent Park area.

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