Jimmy Xia, center, celebrates his pretend birthday in early June at the UC Davis Center for Child and Family Studies' Early Childhood Lab School. Joining the fun are Julia Oskin, left, and Addy Jones, behind, along with Janet and Ross Thompson, left, and head teacher Hannah Minter. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Ross Thompson chats with Sveta Rao, a fourth-year human development major at UC Davis, at the Early Childhood Lab School. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
The outdoor space at UC Davis' Early Childhood Lab School, coordinated by Janet and Ross Thompson, offers learning opportunities at every turn. There are multiple open-ended structures to climb on, slide down, crawl through and jump off and there's even a small “toddler farm.” Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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