Admission to the program is open to faculty, staff, students and community families. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child in the Child Development Lab must fill out the forms in the registration packet and submit them to the Child Development Lab. Admission is based on availability of space, age and developmental readiness. Parents will be contacted when a space becomes available for their child and will be given a 72 hour window to accept or decline the acceptance of admission.
- All documents in the Registration Packet must be completed prior to admission. All other necessary forms will be given
to the parents during the orientation.
- One-time, non-refundable registration fee of $50.00. Child must be fully toilet trained and age 2 1/2 through 4 ½
years old by the beginning of the academic year in September.
- Provide proof of required immunization.
- Provide child’s original birth certificate.
- Provide a copy of a School Entrance Physical form completed by a physician not earlier than twelve months prior to enrollment.
- Participate in orientation prior to enrollment to ease the transition and review all documents pertaining to school.
Print and complete forms in the registration packet and send along with $50.00 application fee to:
NSU Child Development Lab
James Bowser Building Room 113A
700 Park Ave.
Norfolk, Va. 23504
Tuition and Fees
The tuition for each school year is assessed on an annual basis. The tuition is $5,500.00 per year, payable in eleven (11) payments of $500.00. Payments may be divided into two (2) payments per month with authorization from the Program Director. The activity fee for the Fall/Spring school year is $70.00 per child and is due in September. A summer activity fee of $80.00 per child is required in May for students enrolled in the summer session. Employees of Norfolk State University may enroll in payroll deduction for tuition payments.
If a parent submits payment directly to the NSU Cashier’s Office a copy of receipt must be presented to the program office. All checks should be made out to NSU Child Development Laboratory. The University charges $50.00 for all returned checks; and the University will not accept personal checks if one or more checks are returned.
Tuition is due on the first school day of each month. Parent/guardian will be notified of the past due amount after the five-day grace period. If payment has not been submitted after the five-day grace period, the late fee of $30.00 will be applied to the tuition. Failure to submit the overdue payment may result in exclusion from the program.
The Laboratory program promotes an “OPEN DOOR” policy. We welcome parent/guardian visits at any time and encourage parent involvement.
The Child Development Laboratory and families work closely in partnership to ensure high quality care and education for children. Parents are welcome to visit and are encouraged to be involved in the program.
Our Parent Group plays an important role in the decision making process as it pertains to school improvement. Our Parent Group consists of elected officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Parent Group participates in various University programs and special events. The Parent Group also conducts several fundraising projects in order to enhance the CDL’s Philosophy of Education. We are appreciative of the Parent Group and their involvement and commitment to quality early education and care.
Volunteers in the school are encouraged and welcomed. Activities in which volunteers have been involved include the following:
(1) Assisting with educational field trips
(2) Assisting in special activities or programs such as plays, holiday observances, school parties, Week of the Young Child and Homecoming.
(3) Serving as a resource person by sharing special skills, talents and interests.
(4) Assisting teachers by making materials to be used in the classroom
To volunteer, call the administrative office at (757) 823-8111.
The parent Handbook provides general information that is applicable to polices, guidelines and regulations of the Norfolk State University Child Development Lab. Parents are requested to review all information and sign the Regulations and Policies Agreement Form.