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SXU's Child Development Lab School still has openings for summer, fall

Year-round preschool provides nurturing environment for children

Chicago (May 23, 2007) – Saint Xavier University’s Child Development Laboratory School has openings for children ages 3 to 5 years old for summer and fall classes. 

The year-round lab school provides a nurturing, safe environment that is child-directed, inquiry-based and play-centered. Located at the United Methodist Church of Mount Greenwood, 11000 S. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, the school offers full-day preschool services for children of the community as well as students, faculty, staff and alumni of Saint Xavier. The lab school utilizes Creative Curriculum, a play-based developmentally appropriate plan of activities for preschool-aged children that focuses on the environment.

“We help teach children how to become lifelong learners by engaging them in the types of activities that foster relationships with others, provide hands-on exploration and follow the children’s own interests,” said Kelly O’Brien, lab school director.

Positions for summer and fall classes are still open, with programs offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The summer session runs Monday, June 4, through July 27, with two-, three- or five-day schedules available. The fall session begins Monday, Aug. 13, with three- or five-day schedules available. An annual application fee of $35 is due with application.

For more information, please contact the Saint Xavier University Laboratory School at (773) 298-4344 or visit www.sxu.edu/child_care. 


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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