This laboratory serves University students majoring in elementary and early childhood education, as well as children of Brigham City and surrounding communities. Applications for 4- and 5-year-old children are accepted for USU Brigham City Child Development Laboratory. To apply, download an application [PDF] and either mail or hand deliver the completed application to:
Utah State University Brigham City
Attention: Dana Mortensen
195 West 1100 South
Brigham City, Utah 84302
Serving University Students
The laboratory serves university students as a student-teaching and practicum facility. University students participate both as teachers and observers in the child development laboratory.
Students of various levels and a variety of majors (Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Family, Consumer, and Human Development, Social Work, Communicative Disorders) may participate within the laboratory in many ways: serving as aids, planning and implementing curricula, organizing parent seminars, conducting parent conferences, collecting research data, observing specific situations and activities, undertaking home visits, and/or conducting developmental screenings.
The Child Development Laboratory provides a unique and enriching educational experience for children. The lab serves 4- and 5-year-old children in a discovery-oriented environment in which children are encouraged to make choices about the activities they undertake each day. The laboratory's routine consists of:
- Choice time filled with activities designed to develop creativity, problem-solving, cognitive skills, social skills, and motor skills
- Large group time
- Snack time
- Outdoor time
- Small group time
- Field trips and visitors