Humboldt State University

Child Development

Child Development Lab

Child Development Laboratory

1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521    |    Phone: 707.826.3475   |    Alternate Phone: 707.826.3471    |    Fax: 707.826.4270    |    cdl@humboldt.edu


The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) is a special environment designed to provide a model preschool for children, create a learning center for university students, support and educate parents of young children and serve as a research and instructional center for the University. We provide a rich variety of experiences and supports for children, inviting them to engage independently, with adults and with classmates.

The CDL serves children from 2 years 9 months to 5 years of age. There are two half-day sessions, 8:50 – 11:30 Monday through Friday and 12:50 – 3:30 Monday through Thursday. Any local family is eligible to enroll their children in either the morning or the afternoon session.

The CDL is currently accepting children in both morning and afternoon programs. Please contact us for more information.

You can learn about our program by watching this video:

The CDL: 50 Years of Excellence


California Licence Number 121303248

NAEYC Number 292353