Cal Poly Preschool Lab - San Luis Obispo CA DAY CARE CENTER

(805) 756-2220

About the Provider

Description: The Josey Stearns Preschool Laboratory provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to apply their knowledge of child development as they interact with children and families. In doing so, the lab supports the university's “Learn by Doing” approach to education. Each day, students prepare the setting to include a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, providing a rich play-based environment from which children can choose how they will spend their time. The ratio of children to teachers is low, facilitating close communication with families, and planning for the needs and interests of individual children. Students' efforts in these areas are guided by a supervising faculty member who assists students in using research and theory in child development to inform their interactions with children and families. In addition to serving as a site for hands-on experience working with children, the Preschool Lab facilitates faculty and student research on children's learning and development. For example, visitors to the Preschool Lab can unobtrusively observe young children's activities through special one-way mirrors that span the classroom. Students enrolled in a variety of classes at Cal Poly have benefited from the opportunity to observe children in this manner.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 30
  • License Number: 406213788
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: DAY CARE CENTER;
  • District Office Phone: (805) 562-0400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Inspection Dates Reports/Citations
Summary 03/21/2019, 10/03/2017, 05/20/2016, 05/06/2015, 05/19/2014 Type A Citation: 1;

*Type A citation is for the most serious type of violations in which there is an immediate risk to the health, safety or personal rights of those in care. Examples may include lack of care or supervision, access to open bodies of water, lack of a fire clearance for the building and access to dangerous chemicals. Citations for these violations will always be issued even if the violation is corrected on the spot.

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