The CDL serves as a training ground for students undertaking course related projects involving young children. Some examples of these projects are nursing students learning to administer the Denver Developmental Screening Test, physical education students learning to develop and present motor development activities, and Nutritional Science students learning how to plan, prepare and serve meals to young children. Other training activities include observing and recording speech samples and observing and assessing cognitive skills, social interactions, and motor and language development.
These training activities are a regular part of the CDL program in which all children participate and are not to be confused with formal research projects for which parental permission is required. To observe a classroom at the Child Development Labs, please download and return the completed form to the CDL. All UConn students download Observation Form [PDF]. All others from the general education community please download Request Form [PDF].

Observation Protocol

  • All observations must be conducted from the booth using headphones.
  • Observations are conducted between the hours of 8:30-11:30am and 2:30-4:30pm.
  • Privacy/confidentiality must be adhered to at all times.

There is no public parking at the Child Labs. For public parking options, please see the campus map at http://maps.uconn.edu/