Child Development Laboratory School

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Infants and toddlers

2- and 3-year-olds

3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds


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The ISU Child Development Laboratory School offers full-day, year-round programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers while serving as an exemplary early childhood education model for ISU students preparing to be early childhood teachers, administrators, and child and family specialists. 

“The Lab School is a leader of what every single child care facility should strive to be.”

– Mike and Sheri Parsons

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Lab School parking changes

Visitors will no longer be given access through Osborn Gate to park in Lot 43. Visitors will now need to park in the Memorial Union or other visitor parking spaces on campus. If parking in the Memorial Union, the Lab School can validate their parking by making arrangements at the time an appointment is scheduled.

Parents can visit their kids at the Lab School

Just a reminder that parents can visit their child at the Lab School — to have lunch with your child, assist with a field trip, or simply help with a classroom activity. You may also observe your child from the observation booths attached to each classroom.