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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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Congrats, ICD undergrads!

This semester—and year—presented many unprecedented challenges, and we're so proud of what you've accomplished. While we aren’t able to celebrate all of your hard work in person, we invite you to check out our Undergraduate Celebration and Recognition Event 2020 webpage, where you’ll find a list of ICD graduates from this academic year, award recipients, special messages from staff and instructors, and more.

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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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