UW Child Development Lab Preschool

WHO WE ARE

The UW Child Development Lab (CDL) is 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

The CDL’s 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 at the Child Development Lab is to be a national and international leader in the ecology of child well-being. We want to improve the lives of children, early childhood educators, and families through best practice and research, and share our findings with the world.

Trifold Mission of research, teaching, and outreach at the UW Child Development Lab

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