The Orfalea Children's Center Lab School, housed in the Family and Consumer Education Center (Building I), provides quality care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers between three months and five years of age.
The center serves as the lab school for Early Childhood Studies students, who assist
the credentialed staff in providing an enriched learning environment designed to foster
social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth for young children.
Lab schools serve to provide enriching learning opportunities to Early Childhood Studies students, who are aspiring educators.
The Orfalea and Lompoc Children's Center Lab School is open for:
Fall & Spring Hours Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m
Summer Hours Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
For the application and eligibility and fees information, visit the Orfalea Children's Center Lab School webpage.
Early Head Start provides services for low-income families with infants and toddlers up to age 3 and programs for pregnant women. Services include:
- Full and part-time schedules for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
- Nutritious, delicious meals and snacks
- Parenting education workshops
- Services for children with special needs and disabilities
Application for Childcare sponsorship through CommUnify.
For more information about enrollment, please call 805-922-2243.