The Schoenbaum Family Center at Weinland Park was created to meet the unique needs of every child. Here, we offer educational early childhood learning experience for children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old as well as provide training and support for parents of young children.

Students from The Ohio State University observe learning in the classrooms, participate in classroom activity to practice effective guidance of child learning, and may be involved in research to create new knowledge related to the growth and development of children and the environments that most effectively nurture children.

The Laboratory School builds on a rich heritage of care for young children, beginning in 1924. Teaching and learning in the Laboratory School combines with research conducted in the Center to guide teaching, family support, and contributions to community development in Weinland Park.

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In memory of Marilyn Brune, who died unexpected January 10, 2014, co-workers, friends and family created the Marilyn Brune Fund for the Schoenbaum Family Center where Marilyn dedicated her life as teacher, office associate, and building coordinator.  To donate to the Marilyn Brune Fund (Fund Number 314720), please visit OSU’s donation page here.

Recent News

Substitute Teacher Positions Available

The Schoenbaum Family Center is hiring substitute teachers to work in…

December 9, 2014
Assistant Teacher Positions Available

Are you interested in working as an assistant teacher at the…

November 11, 2014
Dr. Laura Justice has been named the Executive Director of the Schoenbaum Family Center

The College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University…

August 21, 2014
Master Teacher Kristin Farley presents at an International Conference

Kristin Farley recently presented at the international conference for the Society for…

July 28, 2014
Preschool Spaces Available

The Schoenbaum Family Center is currently enrolling preschool age children (3-5…

July 14, 2014
  • <p>Learning at the A. Sophie Rogers Laboratory School often emerges from the interests of children. The Three Little Pigs project is an example of creative learning that evolved from the ideas children bring to the classroom.  The project began with a child who had seen a stage production of The Wizard of Oz story and excitedly shared the story with her classmates. The resulting Wizard of Oz dramatic play in the classroom grew into an interest around storytelling and listening to different types of stories, fairytales and classic fables.</p> 
				<p>Teachers selected The Three Little Pigs story to study more in-depth with the class.  The children began by first reading different versions of The Three Little Pigs books, retelling the story with each other and teachers, listening to recorded stories, creating puppet shows, writing key words and phrases, and artistically creating representations of the main characters.  The work continued for almost four months, and as the children’s interest evolved, the teachers’ observations of the class’ learning and questions determined the path of the project.  The teachers’ knowledge of Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards for preschoolers ensured that this learning project interwove aspects of Language/Literacy, Social Development, and Math and Science into a topic in which the children were excitedly invested and actively engaged.  The stop-motion photography short film that retold the Three Little Pigs story was the culminating event of this project, and allowed the children to share their knowledge of classic fables and stories with others, as well as reflect on the process themselves.</p>
    • January 15, 2015 – Closed
    • January 19, 2015 – Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Day
    • January 29, 2015 – Kindergarten Prep