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Child Development Lab

Coronavirus Information

August 12, 2020

The CDL is currently closed.

The CDL will reopen with limited capacity for currently enrolled families only.  Following licensing guidance, no new families may be enrolled at this time.  Applications will be accepted for waiting lists, which will be considered once enrollment restrictions are lifted.

Meghan Ortiz, Director


As a lab school, the CDL also provides opportunities for early childhood students needing first-hand experience working with young children.


  • Children are valued for their uniqueness and dignity, their wonder and curiosity, their perspectives and abilities.
  • Families are valued for their diversity, bonds and tradition, their abilities, their commitment to work, home, education and the community and their dreams for their children.
  • College Students are valued for their unique ability to grow professionally so they can best support the development and learning of children and families.
  • Faculty and Staff are valued for their vision, their ability to play and delight in children, their ability to process, reflect and apply exemplary practices, their commitment to families and their ability to mentor the next generation of professionals.
  • The Environment fosters meaningful relationships, collaboration and participation, and inclusiveness. 

Tuition Rates

View current tuition rates here: Tuition Rates (PDF)


Download to complete the enrollment application (PDF) Application Form 

Family Handbook

Review the Family Handbook here: CDL Family Handbook (PDF)

Contact Us

Child Development Lab
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL  61761
Phone: 309-268-8210

Meghan Ortiz
Phone: 309-268-8216

Jessica Keith
Associate Director
Phone:  309-268-8208


Business Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

Mon, Sept 7:  Labor Day
Tues, Nov 3:  Election Day
Th & Fri, Nov 26-27:  Thanksgiving
Dec 24-Jan 1, 2021:  Holiday Break