Seneca ECE Lab School is a community childcare centre dedicated to learning for Children, Educators and ECE students. We are a space that values relationships, honours children as active citizens in our community and pushes boundaries in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Land Acknowledgement


We acknowledge the land the Lab School is physically upon as being the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We are committed to honouring and sustaining the land. As a treaty nation, it is our shared obligation to protect the land in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. Our commitment to this treaty works to unsettle settler-colonial practices and relations that often live invisibly within our systems and everyday lives. We move with intention to think and walk with the knowledges of this territory.

Pauline Tuck - RECE

I started my journey at Seneca College King Campus Lab Observatory Teaching School (KOLTS), during my field placement as an ECE student. During the summer and winter breaks from school, I worked as a student on the floor with my supervisor (at the time).  I felt that this is what I would like to pursue and be effective in an early learning setting. When I completed my school and graduated with Honors, I joined full time with KOLTS. I was able to have the opportunity to work close with King Seneca College faculty during my time at KOLTS, and for many years I was part of many fond experiences and memories. 

KOLTS Lab School is closed at this time and I am very honored to continue my journey and join with the team at Seneca Newnham Lab School. 

Over the years, I watched children learn, develop and saw them grow into remarkable people in school/high school/college and university. Some students that have moved forward from KOLTS returned again and shared their experiences with me. I have been blessed to have an opportunity in this career that I am passionate about. I feel each and every child is unique in their own way and I am inspired to learn alongside each child every day.

I was part of Forest School at Seneca King Lab School (KOLTS) and enjoyed being in an outside classroom environment. This was a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to be able to be engaged in many explorations and work as a team together or discover by themselves. 

Children are part of many possibilities and wonder that can be achieved from learning, balancing, creativity and science outside.