Get to Know the Willie Price Lab School

We nurture a love for learning in a stimulating environment, fostering each child's unique potential through personalized care and a play-based curriculum.

Finding the best path for your child is important.

Choosing a school for your preschool child is one of the most exciting and challenging decisions you will make in these early years. We look forward to meeting your family and are committed to ensuring a positive experience.

Willie Price provides preschool experience for children who are three, four, or five years of age by September 1st of the enrollment year. We are operated by the School of Education and licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health. Willie Price provides practical experiences for students enrolled in courses taught at the University as well as an on-site location for faculty and student research.


  • Conscious Discipline

    Willie Price Lab School practices Conscious Discipline, an evidence-based approach to social-emotional learning, discipline, and self-regulation. It is designed to create collaborative learning communities that support all members in reaching their highest potential.

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    NAEYC Accredited School

    Willie Price Lab School received its National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation in 2018. NAEYC is the nation’s oldest and largest organization of early childhood professionals. NAEYC Accreditation involves an intensive self-study based on the Academy’s Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs. Each NAEYC accredited program must meet all NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards.

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Under the care and guidance of her teachers and assistant teachers in the “Duck” and “Monkey” classes – Ms. Alden, Ms. Whitney, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Alyce, and Ms. Joy – Marie has thrived academically. The pace at which she has mastered foundational literacy and mathematics skills has been breathtaking to witness. We have no reservation about how well-prepared she is to walk into a kindergarten class next fall. Every morning as I pulled away from the school, I knew she was in a place where she was as loved and as cared for as she is with her family (and I know she felt that way too).There is nothing greater that any school can offer than this. We could not be more pleased with Marie’s experience there. Over the past two years, Willie Price exceeded every expectation. We wish every school our children ever attend could be like Willie Price. It is truly a special place. Thank you for making it so.
-Mike and Jeanne Henderson