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The Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School at the University of Minnesota is sponsored by the Institute of Child Development.

The Institute has been a national focal point of child study since its inception in 1925; the Lab School has made a substantial contribution to this effort.

Its primary functions are:

  • Demonstrating exemplary early childhood practices and providing a sound educational setting for preschool children
  • Training teachers of young children at both the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Serving as an active center of child study and research.


For more information or to schedule a personal tour, please contact Ann Ruhl-Carlson at 612-626-7878 or


New Calendar Page!

Looking for our events calendar? We now have a new interactive online calendar of events for your use. You will also find a link on the new calendar page to download a PDF of the 2013-2014 Family Calendar if that is your preference. We hope you enjoy the new calendar!

Current SGM Lab School News:

  • 9th Annual Spring Soiree: A fundraiser for the Lab School's Scholarship Fund

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  • Parent Education Opportunity

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Last modified on June 24, 2009