Early Childhood Education

Child Development Lab School
Eligiblity & Application


We accept applications for children of the College staff, faculty, students and the outside community. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come first-served basis, except for families who have attended previously, have College affiliation, or for purposes of diversity. 

Age Requirements

Toddler Program
18 months - 3 yrs.

Preschool Program
3 - 5 yrs.

School Readiness Program
3 - 5 yrs.

Kindergarten Program
5 yrs. by January 1st of the upcoming year for which you are applying (i.e. applying for the 2015-2016 year, must be 5 yrs. old by January 1st, 2016)

Don’t Wait...

We encourage you to apply to the Child Development Center as soon as your doctor announces your due date or you begin the adoption process. Because space is limited, there is often a waiting list for admission. 

The waiting list varies depending on age, time of year and eligibility for the School Readiness Grant program. Secure your spot on the waiting list as soon as possible!


Apply to the Child Development Lab School

How To Apply

Applications may be obtained from our main office in Room K400, mail request by phone (203-596-8604) or by printing the application forms below.

Child Development Lab School Application

*Please note: School Readiness program is for Waterbury residents only.

Return applications to :

The Child Development Center Room K400
Charles B. Kinney Hall
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708


Tuition and Fees

College Year Toddler and Preschool Tuition

College Year tuition payments are broken down into manageable weekly tuition installments. 

School Readiness Program Tuition

The School Readiness Program weekly fees are based on a sliding fee scale. 

If you choose not to submit your income information or your income is 75% or more of the State Median Income there is a set fee is per week.

Please contact us for a tour and the current tuition schedule, 203-596-8604.

Program Contact
Abbie M Calo
203-596-8604 (p)
203-596-8650 (f)
Room: K400
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708