Constructing Connections in the field of child development.

Welcome to Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory (Lucy Brock). Lucy Brock is housed in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education’s Department of Child Development, Literacy and Special Education. Lucy Brock serves as a model and professional preparation site for individuals working with young children. 

The Lucy Brock is a full-day North Carolina licensed program that serves children birth through five (5) years of age — two Infant/Toddler classrooms, serving children birth through two years of age, and one Preschool classroom, serving children three through five years of age. 

Support the Lucy Brock Child Development Lab

Support  access to high-quality care for young children and their families and a model and professional preparation site for individuals working with young children.

Appalachian State University provides education students with a unique perspective – the physical location and community as well as the belief that education is something to be valued and nurtured.

The Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education is one of five departments in the Reich College of Education, offering innovative programs that focus on all facets of child development, reading, writing, language arts, and specific areas of special education. These programs provide coursework and field experiences in a variety of settings and can lead to licensure.