Are you a member of the early childhood education or research community? We’d love to work with you! We invite you to review the opportunities and resources below.


Observation booths are adjacent to each part-day program classroom. Graduate students and faculty use booths to conduct naturalistic observations. Parents and community members also are welcome to observe when classes are in session.

Interested in observing at the CDLS? Email the CDLS Co-Director Sheila Williams Ridge at

Preparing for your visit? Access our observation procedures.

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