Exciting News about our New Evening Preschool Program

Have you heard the news? Cuesta College Children’s Center and Lab School is opening an evening preschool program!

This preschool program will have daily activities that include preparing (and eating!) a light dinner and participating in developmentally appropriate activities both indoors and outdoors.

The new evening program will be accepting up to 16 children Monday through Thursday evenings from 3:30 – 9:00. We can serve children ages 2.5 to 5 years old who are potty trained. Our enrollment priority will go to Students first, then faculty and staff, and finally to community members. Children who are enrolled in our evening program will have first priority to request placement in our daytime program as spaces open up.

Pell eligible Cuesta students who are taking at least 6 units will receive grant funded fee assistance.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up please email katie_mervin@cuesta.edu.

We will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, August 7thfrom 5:30 to 6:00 pm. If you are interested in hearing more please plan on joining us!

Welcome to the Cuesta College Children’s Center ECE Lab Schools! 

The Cuesta College Children’s Centers programs are laboratory schools that support students in many fields of study and offer hands-on experience in early learning classrooms. Cuesta College has two children’s lab programs, at the San Luis Obispo campus, and at the North County campus in Paso Robles. These programs are licensed, planned, facilitated, and operated by Early Childhood Education professionals.  

We accept children from age 18 months to 5 years. Our children’s programs are based on the educational philosophies taught in Cuesta's Early Childhood Education degree program.  Within the context of the program we meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language developmental needs as well as early literacy, math, science, discovery and creative interests of each child enrolled.   

The Children's Center follows the college academic year, semester to semester and is closed when school is not in session, for holidays, flex days, and semester breaks observed by the college.

Our toddler programs are open:
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., our part day program ends at 3:00 pm.

Our preschool programs are open:
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m., our part day program ends at 3:00 pm.


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 Enrollment is Underway for Fall 2019! We will contact families on the waitlist as space comes available.



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