The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

Canada’s most integrated and dynamic institution committed to children’s education and well-being.

Our Master of Arts in Child Study & Education Program is a 2-year degree, plus Ontario College of Teacher Certification

The Jackman-ICS Lab School is an elementary school for children preschool to Grade 6 fostering evidence-informed educational excellence

The Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre is a multi-disciplinary research centre internationally recognized for leading research in child development

Message from our Director

Welcome to the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study!

Jackman-ICS is a multidiscipline institution with three fully integrated programs: Laboratory School (nursery to sixth grade); a teacher education program (Master of Arts in Child Study and Education); and the Laidlaw Research Centre. As one of the few institutions in the world that integrates research and practice in teaching and teacher education, we are a global leader in education.

I am proud to be the Director of Jackman-ICS, an institution that began in 1925.  Our committed faculty (teachers and professors) strive for excellence, allowing us to continue to meet the founding goals of exemplary education and research.


-Clare Kosnik,

Director of Jackman ICS

Our inquiry-focused programs enrich our practice and engage our learners, and are housed right in our building.

Building children’s understanding
of the world through
environmental inquiry

For inquiry-based
teaching in mathematics
and science