"R" Child Labs

"R" Child Labs are Child Development Laboratories sponsored by BYU-Idaho. 

Mission Statement

The purpose of the BYU-Idaho Child Labs is to provide opportunities for students to learn to promote the physical, social, and cognitive development of all children, and work in partnership with families.

Want to Apply?

Applications for Preschool are closed and will be available again in early November. Please contact the head office to be added to the waitlist for Fall semester preschool.

Applications for Toddler are closed. We are no longer taking a waitlist for Fall. The next available enrollment period is the end of February.

Picture of a father, mother, and little girl sitting in the grass.


We strive to value and nurture each child's unique qualities and potential while encouraging progress of all children in each developmental domain and develop family partnerships that facilitate mutual respect and communication.

A woman reads to a little boy and girl in a classroom

Student Teachers

We Strive to prepare BYU-Idaho students to create learning experiences and environments that promote the growth of all children.

A teacher works with a young woman on an assignment in an office.

Community Partners

We strive to develop community partnerships that facilitate mutual respect and communication.

Have Questions? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions. For More Information Contact the Child Lab Coordinator Kriss Pond: 208-496-4009

PositionName  Email
Lab Coordinator Kriss Pond  pondk@byui.edu
Program Director Betty McQuain  mcquainb@byui.edu
Preschool Faculty Kaelin Olsen  olsenka@byui.edu
Preschool Faculty David Allen  allend@byui.edu
Preschool Faculty Michael Godfrey  godfreym@byui.edu
Preschool Faculty Christine Brown  brownch@byui.edu
Toddler Director Jillisa Cranmer  cranmerj@byui.edu