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WELCOME TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING AND LEARNING LABORATORIES
The Oklahoma State University Child Development Laboratory has a rich tradition of excellence in early childhood education. Housed in the College of Human Sciences, the Child Development Laboratory opened in 1924 becoming the second land grant university to have this type of specialized lab. The present facility was opened in 1983. A $1 million renovation in 2006 created the Cleo L. Craig Foundation Child Development Laboratory. In 2010, another $300,000 renovation provided space to integrate the RISE School of Stillwater with the Cleo L. Craig Foundation Child Development Laboratory. Today, the Child Development Laboratory is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and meets the criteria set by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to be rated as a Three-Star facility. The Child Development Laboratory expansion provides an inclusive environment for all.
STILLWATER SUPER BOWL-FEST TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S THERAPY NEEDS
When Sarah and Zach Owens moved to Stillwater in January, 2016, one of the first things they looked for was a school for their son Jaxon. The Child Development Lab in the College of Human Sciences was just what they needed for the three-year-old as it provided speech and occupational therapies for children who required them.
LOCAL NON-PROFIT GIFTS $44,000 TO OSU CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB AFTER STATE MAKES CUTS
It was in June of this year when Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory (CDL) Administrative Director, Dianna Ross, was informed that due to drastic cuts in education, the funding for the RISE Program would be eliminated indefinitely by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Less than two months before the 2016-2017 Academic Year would begin, the faculty and staff wrapped their heads around not having early intervention programs available to their young students living with special needs.