Early Learning Center


Preschool Lab

CSI Early Childhood Education Preschool Lab

The College of Southern Idaho Early Childhood Education Program Lab School is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children three through five years of age. It provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Within the program’s daily schedule, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, learn problem-solving techniques, develop personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through firsthand experiences. Children are not expected to perform beyond their abilities or to meet a set of standards based on “speeding up” learning or “hurrying” skill acquisition. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-and teacher-directed activities. Staff members serve as positive role models and provide care and education that is supportive, nurturing, warm, and responsive to each child’s individual needs. We respect families as the primary and most important providers of care, nurturing, and education. We believe parents and teachers are partners in children’s care and education.

Days/Hours and Closures

Preschool Sessions:
4 Day-Tuesday through Friday, 8:00-11:00 (OR) 2 Day-Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-4:00

The Early Childhood Education Lab follows the calendar of the College of Southern Idaho. When CSI classes are not in session, the Labs are closed (Holidays, Spring Break, bad-weather days). In addition, the Labs are closed during the first week of CSI classes in the Fall and Spring for Student Teacher Orientation and during Finals week each semester.

Preschool Lab Location

246 Falls Ave Twin Falls, ID

Fees and Payment

Registration fee $80.00 per year, per child
Preschool - $745.00 per semester for 4 day session or $390.00 per semester for 2 day session

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Contact Information:

Coordinator: Patty McFarling
Phone: 208-732-6645
E-mail: pmcfarling@csi.edu