Early Childhood Lab School

The Valley Lab School opened its doors in August of 2013. The Lab School is currently being housed at the Marshall First Christian Church.

The goal of the Lab School is to provide the Missouri Valley and Marshall communities with quality childcare for children ages birth to five years. In addition to providing child care, the Lab School will offer experiential learning, practicum and internship opportunities for MVC students. The Lab School features individual classrooms, indoor and outdoor private play areas and a secure entrance.

“We are very excited to provide this much-needed service to our students, employees and the Marshall community,” said Dr. Sharon Weiser, vice president of academic affairs. “We are also excited about the learning opportunities the Lab School will provide our students.”

Missouri Valley College “family,” including full-time students, faculty, staff and alumni will be offered a discounted rate of $18 per day. For Marshall community members the daily rate is $20. Community spots are limited. The facilities hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


We are currently full, but are still accepting registrations for the current year.  Please complete the application below and submit to ecls@moval.edu. You can also fax your form to 660.831.4003, or drop it off in the Business office M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. You must pay your $35.00 registration fee by calling 660.831.4106. Once you have completed these steps your application will be considered on a 1st submitted - 1st served basis. Space is limited.
You will receive a confirmation email notifying you if you have received a spot in the ECLS or are on the waiting list.


  • Mailing Address: Valley Lab School, 500 E College, Marshall, MO 65340
  • Physical Address: First Christian Church, 130 N Jefferson, Marshall, MO 65340
  • Phone: (660) 831-1234
  • Email: Melissa Pointer, Director, pointerm@moval.edu