Cal Poly Preschool Lab Parent Resources

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Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab

Current Schedule

The Preschool Learning Lab program is available Monday through Friday.  The Preschool Learning Lab will be open during the academic year and throughout the summer.  We observe all Cal Poly academic holidays.

Application Process

Who is eligible?

The Preschool Learning Lab will admit children from 3-5 years of age who are fully toilet-capable and diaper-free.  Children must be 3 years old by September 1.

Priority enrollment will be given to current Cal Poly Faculty/Staff, currently enrolled children and/or siblings, and the general public, in that order.

How much is the tuition?

You may request a current schedule of tuition rates by e-mail ( or by phone (805-756-2220).

How can I apply?

Interested families may fill out an application Preschool Application (pdf) and return it, with a $35 non-refundable application fee to:

The Psychology and Child Development Department
ATTN: Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0387

Contact Information

Further information about the Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab can be obtained by contacting: 

Dr. Patty Clarkson, Director

(805) 756-2220


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