Laboratory Schools

Kinderfrogs School at TCU

Kinderfrogs School is an early-intervention childhood education program that provides appropriate education to children with Down Syndrome, other developmental delays, and a small number of typically developing students. One of the goals for the school is for the faculty and staff to work collaboratively with parents to prepare their children for the inclusion into public or private schools. The school serves thirty students in three classrooms: Toddler classroom, Pre-K classroom, and L.E.A.P classroom. The school provides planned and developmentally appropriate curricula for each child and offers occupational, physical, musical, and speech therapies. The Kinderfrogs facility also serves as an on-campus training facility for TCU students in the College of Education. TCU students serve as a useful resource to the school by being classroom observers, practice teachers, classroom aides, and beginning educational researchers.

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Starpoint School at TCU

The Starpoint School at TCU is a laboratory school that provides children with learning disabilities, ages six to eleven, the opportunity to reach their educational potential with the help of TCU faculty, staff, and students. The goal of the school is to offer an individualized educational program to help in students building their academic strengths, developing positive attitudes, and preparing for educational advancement. It heavily focuses on organizational and study skill acquisition to help provide students with tools for their educational future. The founders, M.J. and Alice S. Neeley, believed it was important to have a school where children with learning disabilities can learn and university students can teach them. Because of this, the facility serves as an on-campus site for TCU College of Education students to receive training while working with Starpoint students.

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