Welcome to the Lab School!

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 goals 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.

The Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School, located in the Institute of Child Development, has earned a Four Star Parent Aware Rating. This is the highest possible rating. This rating demonstrates a commitment to providing quality early care and education.

For more information or to schedule a personal tour, please contact Amy Pieren at 612-625-6549 or