Welcome to Red Door - Preschoolers

The Child Development Lab (CDL) Preschool Full-Day Program:

  • Enrolls 20 children, ages three to five years
  • Open 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Open 12 months a year
  • Closed approximately 20 days plus holidays, spring break, winter recess and professional development week in August.
  • Closed 5 days for professional development in August.
  • Classroom Phone: 573) 882-4754; Please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information

Enrollment is open to children in the community age 2½ (if potty trained) to 5 years with the goal to have a well-rounded, diverse group of children representative of the population of Columbia. The CDL reserves the right to enroll children based on sex, age, race, ethnicity, special needs and low-income for the purposes of high-quality teacher training. The program is designed as a full-day, 10 hour child care program and serves the purposes of full-time employed parents best.

Emerging Language and Literacy Curriculum: This curriculum provides developmentally appropriate language and literacy practices for preschool children, stressing the importance of communication. Learning is facilitated through direct teaching, small-group, and learning center time.

Time: Activity:
7:30 am Arrival begins
7:40 to 8:40 am Playground
8:40 to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 to 9:10 am Brain Smart Start and Opening Circle
9:10 to 9:30 am Shared Storybook Reading
9:30 to 10:40 am Learning Centers and P.A. Groups
10:40 to 11:00 am Cognitive Circle
11:00 to 12:00 pm Playground
12:00 to 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 to 1:00 pm Bathroom and books
1:00 to 3:00 pm Nap
3:00 to 3:30 pm Snack
3:10 to 4:30 pm Learning Centers and P.A. Groups
4:30 to 5:30 pm Playground

This schedule is flexible. If the weather is not safe we shorten outside time.

Erin Angst Baker
Lead Teacher
angste@missouri.edu

Anne Lobb
Assistant Teacher
lobba@missouri.edu


Classrooms

blue door Blue Door
Infant/Toddler

green door Green Door
Preschool

yellow door Yellow Door
Preschool

red door Red Door
Preschool


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

(573) 882-4318
(573) 884-3334
cdl@missouri.edu
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