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Child Development Lab

The CDL provides exceptional care for children ages six weeks to five years and a learning experience for the next generation of early childhood educators.

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) 

Family Handbook

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

Contact Us

Main Desk:


Meghan Ortiz

Interim Director
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761 
Phone: 309-268-8216

Business Hours

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

Upcoming Closures

Jan 20, 2020: MLK Birthday

Mar 9-13, 2020: Spring Break

May 25, 2020: Memorial Day

July 3, 2020: Independence Day