The CMU Children’s School is a place for children and adults to learn by doing.
Operating now for over fifty years, the Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School is part of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Department of Psychology and is one of the most popular programs in the Pittsburgh area. The Children's School is a laboratory school that is actively involved in preschool and kindergarten education, developmental research, undergraduate teaching and training of both pre-service and practicing educators. Educators model best practices for early childhood education by designing thematic curriculum for active exploration and equipping parents to extend children’s learning at home.
With only having 15 percent of its students from CMU-affiliated households, the Children's School is racially and economically diverse. The programs for children, families, researchers, undergraduates and educators prove that an excitement for learning knows no bounds of age.