Welcome to the Child Development Lab

Please Help with our Recruitment Efforts

The MU Child Development Lab has been closed since March 18th due to COVID-19, but will be re-opening in July. Openings for preschool and toddler age children will be available starting July 13th or August 27th. As a licensed and accredited teacher-training and research-focused laboratory school, we strive to provide a model program with the highest level of care possible. The CDL will be following CDC guidelines in order to keep children, families, and our teachers as safe as possible. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact GeyerE@missouri.edu.

Assist the CDL During Uncertain Times

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

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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.


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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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