The purpose of the BYU-Idaho Child Development Laboratories is to provide opportunities for students to promote the physical, social, and cognitive development of all children and work in partnership with families.

BYU-Idaho Child Labs is a licensed facility which also adheres to state standards for child care organizations through IdahoSTARS.  The child labs are a practicum experience for student teachers of BYU-Idaho who are majoring in Child Development, Professional Preschool, Early Childhood Special Education and Family Consumer Science Education. Children of faculty and students of BYU-Idaho, as well as community patrons, are welcome to apply to participate in this lab experience where teachers are being trained in their field of study.

Application Form

The online enrollment has changed to Sandbox. Please fill out the child information. Child lab terms are Fall (end of September to early December), Winter (end of January to early April, and Spring (early May to mid-July).  Enrollment of children takes place after students are registered at mid-terms, and will occur in November, March, and June for the following term. Families will be notified in those months of their child’s placement the following semester. Waitlists will also be kept and honored if a child is not placed at the time of application. If your child has already been in labs, please do not submit another application. Contact Kriss Pond to be added to the waitlist for the semester you are wanting. For those wanting to enter their toddler into a lab, please do not apply until 3 months prior to them turning 18 months old.