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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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2018 Diversity in Psychology Program

The program is designed for individuals who are historically under-represented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training. Students selected for the Diversity in Psychology Program are invited to the Twin Cities—all expenses paid—for three days of networking, learning, and activities.

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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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of students in our undergraduate and graduate early childhood education programs student teach at the Lab School

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