Welcome to the Jeanne M. Canelli Child Development Lab at Framingham State University! Our programs are fully licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, a Massachusetts state agency. We are also accredited by the Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Lab Preschool was founded in 1962. In 1991, the Lab became nationally accredited by NAEYC under the leadership of Director Jeanne Canelli, and the Lab has been continually accredited since then. The Lab underwent its succcessful reaccreditation visit in June 2012. Our current accreditation is now valid until September 1, 2017.