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Welcome to the Lab School!

There are still spaces available for children ages 3-5 years in the 3-afternoons (3 PM) classrooms! Placement in 3 PM classrooms will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to families who have toured and completed an application. Apply now

The Shirley G. Moore Lab School is in the process of designing a new building and integrating our programming with the University of Minnesota Child Development Center. A new building is estimated to open in 2021. Click here to learn more about the project.

At the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School, we’re a community of learners that’s driven by discovery.

Our play-based curriculum not only fosters each child’s creative spirit, but also their cognitive and intellectual development.

In addition to our littlest learners, our program educates undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates, who share their excitement for learning.

As a laboratory school, we’re an active center for research. What this means: we’re able to put discoveries about child development into practice.

Creating lifelong learners

We aim to inspire children to become learners for life. We also make school fun! To us, playing is learning, and each experience is an opportunity for a child to gain knowledge.

Watch the video below to learn more about our community.

Teachers and Parent Reflections from CEHD on Vimeo.

Our commitment to quality

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We’ve earned a Four Star Parent Aware Rating, the highest possible rating. This rating demonstrates our commitment to providing quality early care and education.

We’re also accredited by NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Interested in finding out more about our program? We’d love to hear from you.

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