The CSC Child Development Center Laboratory has been in existence since 1972 on the Chadron State College campus. The Laboratory serves as an educational program for the purpose of ‘educating educators,’ who care for and about young children.
The Laboratory provides a high quality, developmentally-appropriate, actively- learning experiences for families with children between the ages of 2 and 9, of all ability levels.
All children are eligible to attend the Laboratory regardless of income status, race, religion, origin, cultural background, gender, residence, ability or family status.
The Laboratory is state-licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and Nationally-Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
Dr. Kim Madsen, Director - 308-432-6379
“The center has been an awesome period of growth for me. Through classes and working at the center, I feel that my confidence, ability to plan on the go, implement, be creative, and problem solve has increased tremendously. Not only have my teaching skills grown, but I have also appreciated the wonderful experience working with the children as a practice before I will enter the school system. I think that the experiences in the center will provide a step-up in being prepared for the classroom.
It's an excellent opportunity to discover if you truly love the profession of teaching and prepares you for the field. It also provides opportunities to develop the skills necessary to communicate with fellow co-workers and administration. I am thankful for the opportunities that are provided through the center.”
“I am thankful for my opportunity to work with a diverse group of children at the CDC. The hands-on experience I am receiving is preparing me for my future teaching career.”