Parent Education

The Lab School offers opportunities for parent education and support. Once or twice a year experts are invited to give talks on issues and topics of interest. In addition discussion groups are scheduled several times each year. These sessions are offered at various times (morning, afternoon and evening) to accommodate different schedules. Ann Ruhl Carlson, who is a licensed parent educator, facilitates most sessions. These discussion groups are very informal, and no ongoing commitment is expected or required. Parents are encouraged to attend sessions of interest to them. These discussion groups typically begin with a short presentation on the topic then opportunities for questions and open discussion. Everyone is welcome!

Websites Worth Checking Out:

Dr. David Walsh:

NAEYC for Families:

Zero to Three:

Talaris Institute:

Harvard Center on the Developing Child:

US Department of Education:

PBS Parent Site:

University of Minnesota Extension Information for Parents:

Mind in the Making:

Interesting Reading About Research on the Value of Play

Interesting Reading About the Importance of Children's Play