Chadron State College
Chadron State College

General Information

Child Development Center Laboratory

The Chadron State College Child Development Center Laboratory is a licensed, nationally accredited, natural and inclusive early childhood program.

The Laboratory serves as an educational opportunity for students, and a child care and education facility for families with young children between the ages of 2 and 9.

The Laboratory serves as a model for quality early learning experiences that support active learning and developmentally appropriate practices as the natural process of growth occurs socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

The High Scope curriculum is used to promote the connection between the child's natural instinct to learn and the environment.

High Scope curriculum is based on a plan, do and review process that allows children to develop life skills.

The Child Development Center Laboratory is in operation to:

  • provide students the opportunity for practical application of knowledge base information and skill development
  • provide quality care and education for all children, regardless of income, race, religion, residence, gender, ability or origin
  • provide educational support opportunities for families

** Parent and family involvement is strongly encouraged and always welcome!