Educational Theory & Hands-On Practice
The Child and Family Study Center is a university education laboratory school committed to creating a link between educational theory and hands-on practice. Students from undergraduate and graduate courses across campus can observe, participate, develop research, and execute lessons under the guidance of experienced and highly qualified educators.
Laboratory access at the CFSC allows for cross-campus collaborations with other departments and programs, implementation of class projects, observation, service-learning and increased demand for meaningful and related student work experience which is in line with UW Stout’s polytechnic mission. The polytechnic approach to education is hands-on and career-focused, supporting state-of-the-art programming and curriculum to keep college students at the forefront of innovative and evidence-based early childhood services.
The center serves as a catalyst for excellence and innovation in early learning and the preparation of future educators. The center creates a common space for faculty, staff, community, and families to not only collaborate to train future teachers but also as a facility for professional development and academic research while modeling best practices in many fields of study.