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  • Play Yard Improvement Day

    CDL parents, students and staff working on Play Yard Improvement Day.

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Red Door Classroom

    Dean Jorgensen and P. Allen Smith planting herbs with Red Door Children.

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Red Door Classroom

    Red Door Children ready to plant at MU Children’s Learning Garden.

  • Chris Murakami in the garden with CDL children

    Chris Murakami, a Mizzou doctoral student specializing in science education, helps Child Development Lab students plant seeds in the Children’s Learning Garden.

Welcome to the MU Child Development Lab

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 Studies (HDFS) within the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES). To speak to the CDL Secretary, please call 573-882-4318.