BMW Lab School

Welcome to the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Lab School at Syracuse University

It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Bernice M. Wright (BMW) Child Development Laboratory School in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’s Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University. Founded in 1970 through the joint efforts of Syracuse University students, who were parents of young children, and the College for Human Development (now the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics), we offer a high-quality, developmentally appropriate inclusive early childhood education program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Our three-fold mission is to…

  1. Provide an optimal early childhood setting for the community;
  2. Serve as a teacher training facility, and;
  3. Support research that adds to the body of knowledge about children, families, and early childhood education.

Our Programs

Our program includes Toddlers (two years old by December 1) and Preschool-aged children l (three years old by December 1) and follows the Syracuse University calendar. In an effort to support working parents we also offer an Afterschool program 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) for children enrolled in our full day classes that end at 2:30. This program will be an extension of our regular school day, with planned curriculum. The groups will be taught by members of our BMW staff. Children will play, have a community time, spend time in the Big Room, Art Studio, Woodworking Room, our outdoor play space, and have a snack that is sent in by the parents. The Afterschool Program is not designed with a regular naptime.

Toddler:

Blue Room (2 years old by December 1)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Days: 5 Day, Monday – Friday
3 Day, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
2 Day, Tuesday, Thursday

Preschool:

Yellow Room, Red Room (3 years old by December 1)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Days: 5 Day, Monday – Friday
3 Day, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
2 Day, Tuesday, Thursday
Green Room (3 years old by December 1)
Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
9:00am – 2:30pm
Days: 5 Day, Monday – Friday
3 Day, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
2 Day, Tuesday, Thursday

After School:

For children in Green Room from 9:00am – 2:30pm
Start Time: 2:30 pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

BMW Child Development Lab School now accepting applications for 2016-17 academic year. For further information or to make an appointment to visit please call 315-443-2471.