Welcome to the Child Development Lab

Assist the MU Child Development Lab in Uncertain Times

Read letter from HDFS Department Chair, Brenda Lohman, to learn more about how you can help the CDL today!

Learn more about our programs: Blue Door | Green Door | Yellow Door | Red Door

The MU Child Development Laboratory (CDL) is an educational setting for community children and a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff. The CDL operates a full-day, full-year teacher-training lab school affiliated with the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) within the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES). To speak to the CDL administrative assistant, please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information.


  • May 2020: Spring Semester Parent Teacher Conferences
  • May 2, 2020: CDL Picnic - CANCELLED
  • May 25, 2020 Memorial Day - CDL Closed

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MU Child Development Lab
University of Missouri
31 Stanley Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

(573) 882-4318
(573) 884-3334
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