Laboratory Preschool

Contact Info

Barbara Pavel-Alvarez
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Early Childhood
B.S., M.S. West Virginia University
Office: ED 142
Phone: 304-367-4848

Contact Info-Amber Myers

Amber Myers
Laboratory Preschool Director and Lead Teacher
Assistant Professor
A.A. Potomac State College
RBA West Virginia University
M.A. West Virginia University
Office: ED 124
Phone: 304-367-4846

Contact Info-Brian A. Floyd

Brian A. Floyd, CEC, CCE, MA
Dean - School of Human Services
Executive Director of Culinary Academy
ACF Certified Executive Chef
ACF Certified Culinary Educator
M.A. Marshall University
Room: ED 143
Phone: 304-367-4409


Laboratory Preschool

Now, more than ever, many parents have realized that a good preschool is the smartest investment they can make in their children's future. Our Preschool provides a Reggio Inspired program that is based on the most recent research in the field of child development and best practices for early childhood education. We are licensed through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 

The Pierpont Community and Technical College Laboratory Preschool is located on the first floor of the Education Building on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College.

Amber Myers is the Director and Lead Teacher and Lori Barrett is a Child Development Specialist who works directly with children in the program. Practicum students serve as teacher's aides.

The three year old class section meets Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm. The four year old class times are Monday -Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm.  Our 4 Year Old Program is a Universal Pre-K Classroom which is a collaborative partner with the Marion County Board of Education. The preschool follows the college schedule for holidays, inclement weather, and any announced closures.

This is a wonderful enrichment program that focuses on exploration and discovery where children are nurtured to form the foundation for future academic success. Please call Mrs. Barbara Pavel-Alvarez at 304-367-4848 or Ms. Amber Myers at 304-367-4846 to schedule a visit and enroll your child!

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