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The University of Memphis Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning & Research Center was adopted as the laboratory preschool of the University of Memphis in 1959. Since then it has been a cornerstone in early childhood development in the Memphis community. Applications are accepted year round, and enrollment is offered for children ages 2-6 in a variety of demonstrations. Enrollment priority is offered in the following order: children/dependents University of Memphis full-time faculty and staff, siblings of currently enrolled ELRC students, children/dependents of full-time University of Memphis students, children of Shelby County residents. Selections in each category are decided on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage families to apply to the waitlist as soon as possible after the birth of your child. Enrollment decisions for the academic year are typically communicated in March of each year. Summer camp decisions are typically communicated in April of each year.