Exterior rendering of new Institute of Child Development Laboratory Building

Child Development Laboratory School

The Shirley G. Moore Lab School and the University of Minnesota Child Development Center (UMCDC) have joined to form an academically based program that provides top-tier research, education, and community engagement opportunities, as well as high-quality full-day and part-day early childhood education.

The current UMCDC building, at 921 17th Ave. SE, (PDF floor plan) has undergone a strategic renovation and expansion to over 31,500 square feet that will allow for expanded programming and improved services:

  • Updated classrooms to meet the demand for active research, teaching early childhood education students, and to provide a model of childcare.
  • A new 40 seat early childhood education classroom for ICD students and community outreach purposes.
  • A full kitchen to provide healthy hot or cold snacks and lunch for the enrolled children.
  • Additional administrative office space for the director and administrative staff and flexible office space for teachers and researchers.
  • Another 1,000 assignable square feet multipurpose room.

There is a unique opportunity to name the CDLS building, which will be accessed by hundreds of families a year.

Recommended gift: $5 million
Rendering: Child Development Lab School

Please contact us to find out how you can participate.

Note: Floor plan courtesy of Miller Dunwiddie Architects