Three through five year old children may be enrolled in any or all of the sessions.
The Child Development Laboratory follows the same semester schedule as that of University of North Texas classes, and is in session as well during exam week.
A combination of sessions can provide full-day child care, should a family require this.
Children in the program are enrolled from both the university and the Denton community at large, on a space-available, paid tuition basis. Lunches are brought from home and must meet licensing standards for proper nutrition. A nutritious snack is provided for each child during both the morning and afternoon sessions. A snack list is posted in the classrooms on Monday mornings for parent review.
Classroom placement for all children in the Child Development Laboratory is determined by maturational development, as well as chronological age. This placement is determined upon enrollment, and is then subject to continuing teacher and parent review.
Two classrooms function simultaneously and autonomously during each session, sharing the use of a multi-purpose room, a porch area and a playground. Children are grouped in a three/four classroom and a four/five classroom.