The Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School offers a fully accredited program through the Maryland State Department of the Education.
The preschool, operated by the Hood College Department of Education, provides an education for children who are three and four years old. In addition, the school serves as a learning laboratory and field placement site for Hood students pursuing teacher certification in Early Childhood Education. Class sizes remain small, less than 13 children, to insure ample opportunities for teacher interaction and learning for each student. Ideally classes will include an equal proportion of boys and girls. Hood students have opportunities to observe children, curriculum and best teaching practices. Hood College students also develop professional skills while working in the Laboratory School classroom.