Our childrens' program is planned to nurture the whole child (social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical development) through an integrated curriculum. Children are guided through learning experiences appropriate to their individual capabilities and readiness. As a lab school for child development, we are a training facility that provides an environment for college students to observe, interact, and implement the ideas and theories that are presented as part of the college program. As a parent participation program, parents enroll in a specially designed child development course that includes a lab component. During lab participation, parents have an opportunity to observe children and gain an understanding of children's readiness and interaction skills. Interaction with other parents in the program provides them with a support group. Parents also have the opportunity to use their lab classes as a part of a child development career ladder.