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Bringing the science of development to life

Making a difference, one discovery at a time

We know this: early experiences matter. For more than 90 years, our faculty and students have been working together to increase knowledge about human development. But our work doesn’t stop there. At the Institute of Child Development (ICD), we’re also dedicated to solving real-world challenges that affect people at every stage of life. We prepare our students to bring science-based solutions to classrooms, communities, and families.

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Register today! 2019 ICD Community Symposium

Strategies for success: Early learning practices that support achievement for all students

On February 8, join ICD faculty and early childhood experts from ICD's Shirley G. Moore Lab School to discuss evidence-based early learning practices that can be applied in classrooms or schools to promote student learning.

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Shirley G. Moore Lab School

We're home to one of the longest-running laboratory schools in the nation. Are you an aspiring early childhood educator? Train right on campus. See yourself as a future researcher? Work with the Lab School to bring your study to life.

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