The College of Education and Human Development and the Provost’s Office are moving forward with a process to bring together the current Shirley G. Moore Lab School and the Child Development Center into a unified, academically based program that provides top-tier research, education, and community engagement opportunities, as well as high-quality, research-based full-day and half-day early childhood education.
The integration of the programs are aligned with steps announced by the president and provost in September 2018 that followed the review of recommendations from the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Child Care. The unified program will provide access to high-quality early childhood education for campus families, supporting an important campus need underscored in the committee’s report, while ensuring that direct ongoing University support and funding is directed to academic mission.
The current CDC building will undergo strategic expansion to accommodate the new academically based, unified program with a total of 240 children. (The current 140 full-day children enrolled in CDC and the current half-day 100 children enrolled in the Lab School.)
This site will provide ongoing updates on the planning and program unification process to keep parents, staff, teachers, and other stakeholders informed about progress and ensure opportunities for input.
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