For information on the CDL’s response to COVID-19, check out our FAQ.

Please see UW–Madison’s official response page, covid19.wisc.edu, for up-to-the-minute campus news and recommendations.
See the message to the SoHE community from Dean Soyeon Shim, including specific contacts and links to more information, at sohe.wisc.edu/covid19.
See the messages to CDL families, staff, and students from Jill Riley and Amy Wagner at childdevelopmentlab.wisc.edu/covid19.

WHO WE ARE

We are a laboratory preschool housed in the School of Human Ecology that provides year-round, high quality early education programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our program focuses on learning through a 4-step process: Notice. Wonder. Explore. Discover.

WHAT WE DO

Our mission is to not only provide high quality early education programs for children, but to also improve early childhood development through our trifold mission: Research, Teaching, & Outreach. Check out our Annual Report for more information.

WHY WE DO IT

Research indicates that the most effective time to affect a child’s future is from birth through age 8. Our goal is to be a national and international leader in the ecology of child well-being.

Accreditations

NECPA

NECPA Accreditation
Achieved November 2019

Young Star Rating of Five Stars

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider by the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition

Licensed by the State of Wisconsin

Accredited by City of Madison

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CDL CLOSED

August 17 - August 18
Tue 18

Virtual Open House

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 19