CDLS Open House – Oct. 20

The University of Minnesota Child Development Laboratory School (CDLS) invites you to visit our new home, which combines the former University of Minnesota Child Development Center and the Shirley G. Moore Lab School. Please join us for an Open House on October 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at our new address, 921 17th Ave… Continue reading CDLS Open House – Oct. 20

Dakhóta Iápi Wahóȟpi

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, stands on Miní Sóta Makhóčhe, the land of the Dakhóta Oyáte. The Dakhóta Iápi Wahóȟpi (Dakota Language Nest) classroom is located near the multi-purpose room. Our new staff (Brenda, Justis, and Anke) are eager to meet everyone and share this new part of our program with you!  We know… Continue reading Dakhóta Iápi Wahóȟpi

CDLS Family Fall Camping Trip

Fall is a beautiful season in Minnesota and we are excited for an outdoor adventure with you! This year’s Fall CDLS Camping trip will be from Saturday, October 8th – Sunday, October 9th.  The camping trip is a great way for families to connect with each other and to explore with the children together.  It’s a… Continue reading CDLS Family Fall Camping Trip

CDLS Invited to Participate in U of MN Homecoming Events

​​The University of Minnesota has several fun Homecoming events that families and children can participate in this year. Please see the front desk for more information or click on any of the links below. Homecoming Coloring ContestThere will be a stack of our printed coloring contest sheets on Monday and they will be collected through… Continue reading CDLS Invited to Participate in U of MN Homecoming Events

Oakiwear Order for Fall 2022

Hello families!  We are placing a school order from Oakiwear for 2022.  Here is a link to their website.  Our prices for items this year can be found using this link.  Please include your child’s size and preferred color in your order using this link.   *Please include two color choices in case they are out… Continue reading Oakiwear Order for Fall 2022

CDLS Wishlist: Fall 2022

Wooden brooms, rakes, or shovels Kid size wheelbarrows Colored masking tape Markers Rain jackets and rain pants (size 2T – 6/8) Wool socks Winter boots size 12 and up Snowpants size 2T- 6/8

Scholastic: Fall 2022

Scholastic book clubs have been around for many years.  They help families and schools find quality books at affordable prices.  Families can use our school code: H7MHT, to order books anytime at  The books can be delivered to the CDLS or your home and our school will continue to earn points on your order.… Continue reading Scholastic: Fall 2022

Family Book Exchange

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Family Book Exchange shelf near the front doors, we encourage you to take a peek, grab a book, or leave a book next time you are at school!  

Practicum Students On-Site for Child Psych 5241

CDLS will be welcoming Early Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology students this school year to learn about the field of early childhood education.  The students will observe the various stages of children’s development and the skillful teaching practices of the CDLS staff.  Their practicum experience is paired with instruction pertaining to the importance of observation… Continue reading Practicum Students On-Site for Child Psych 5241