Parent education

The Child Development Laboratory School has a Parent Educator on staff. We offer informal parent discussion groups during the day and evening, as well as occasional opportunities to hear “experts” speak on topics of interest.

A parent library is located in the main lobby with a variety of books that can be checked out.

The Directors and Parent Educator are available to discuss parenting concerns on an individual basis.


Parent Support Meeting

The next parent support group will be held on Monday, December 18, 2023 from 4pm-4:45pm.

Transition to Kindergarten: Parent Education Session and Virtual School Fair

Our annual Transition to Kindergarten meeting was held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 8 – 9:30 p.m. via Zoom. Lead teacher and parent educator Ayuko Boomer facilitated a guest panel discussion around school readiness and helping kids through the transition to Kindergarten, among other topics. 

**Virtual school fair videos are uploaded and available on the CDLS Kindergarten resource website.  (password protected). Please contact Ayuko for the password.


Stay Tuned for upcoming class announcements.

When: TBD

Please contact Ayuko Boomer (, Parent Educator at CDLS for more information on any of these events. 

Parent Education Night on Children’s Mental Health:  Elizabeth Criswell, MEd, MA, IMH-II joined our CDLS parent meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Ms. Criswell gave a presentation and led a discussion about children’s mental health, and shared helpful resources for parents and caregivers. We recorded the presentation for you to enjoy!

To view the recording, please click here (password required).