Inspired by our mission and supported by The Wisconsin Idea, we are committed to sharing the knowledge we gain through our research and teaching efforts. Specifically, the CDL aims to serve as a model program that integrates best teaching practice and research to provide the highest quality early care and education programs possible.

We host and participate in a variety of outreach activities throughout each academic year. Be sure to check out our blog and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.

Recent Outreach Activities

February, 2023: CDL Staff recently assisted the Early Childhood Health Consultation program in creating an instructional video for early childhood care and education providers to achieve best practices in child health and safety.


Screen Time Guidance

Dr. Heather Kirkorian, SoHE’s Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development recently gave a talk as part of a “Tots and Tech” virtual discussion with Children and Screens. In this video, she offers parents a framework to healthily shape their children’s media habits.

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In the News

February, 2022: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, the outreach faculty fellow at the CDL, spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio regarding recent updates to the child development milestones made by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control.

August, 2019: The CDL hosted a Child Trends interview with Dr. Heather Kirkorian and CDL families, discussing the effects of background TV on parent-child interaction.

Outreach Blog