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To apply to Ruth Staples Child Development Lab, please fill out our online application form. There is a $15 application fee.  Tuition remains the same regardless of absence. Please contact our Center Director, Jennifer Leeper-Miller for the most up to date information.

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The lab school has two mixed-aged classrooms. We serve 18 months to 5-year-old children in the Bluestem and Goldenrod Classrooms. We like to have an initial meeting with parents to decide what the best placement is for the child and family in our program.  We typically start enrollment for the following school year in April. 

 Current Rates (August 2022-July 2023)
  • Bluestem Classroom: $14,050 yearly, $281 weekly
  • Goldenrod Classroom:  $12,800 yearly, $256 weekly 

The Ruth Staples Child Development Lab is open year-round and follows a 50-week school calendar.


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