The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) provides a practicum experience where student teachers can blend what they have learned in their coursework with their direct work with children. It is important for the children’s experience there is consistency among the adults in the classroom, so that they can have the best experience possible.
Work with children in the Child Development Laboratory (CDL) requires adherence to standards for ethical and professional behavior. The CDL is both a practicum location and a demonstration school for the University. Please take time to read through the documents below so that you can understand the expectations for work in the lab.