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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 Education and Human Development. To speak to the CDL administrative assistant, please call (573) 882-4318 for enrollment information.

MO Accreditation for Programs for Children & Youth


  • July 5, 2021: National Holiday – Independence Day (observed) – CDL Closed

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Past Events

  • St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon
  • CDL Reunion
  • CDL Block Party
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • MU Children’s Garden Dedication
  • CDL Kitchen Ribbon Cutting
  • Play Yard Improvement Day


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

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