Welcome to the Child Development Lab

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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.


  • Jan. 21, 2019: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - CDL closed
  • Feb. 2019: CDL Re-Enrollment
  • Feb. 15, 2019: CDL will close at 4:00 pm for CDL Center-Wide Staff Meeting
  • March 2019: Child Life Month

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

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