The School’s rich history began in 1936 at a time when early childhood education was nearly nonexistent. It quickly established itself as a leader in the field of child development. Today it celebrates 75 years.
The School for Young Children at the University of Saint Joseph was one of the first laboratory sites in the nation designed for preschool teacher training. A 1946 Hartford Courant Magazine article noted:
“Saint Joseph College nursery school is considered to be one of the finest, best-equipped and most modern such projects in the country today.” Hartford Courant Magazine, April 14, 1946
Today, it has expanded its reach, serving young children, university students and early childhood education educators. Students from a variety of colleges and universities study at The School. The School hosts approximately 1,000 visitors each year including high school students, college students, and early childhood professionals. Many visitors utilize the School’s comprehensive Resource Room.