Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory

The Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory provides high quality programs for preschool aged children, opportunities for UNL students to learn about child development and early childhood education, and excellent research facilitities for faculty and students. The Children's Programs are among only 9% in the nation that are accredited by the Natioanl Association for the Education of Young Children, and have been in operation since 1925. UNL students in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Inclusive Early Childhood Education participate in laboratory courses in which they learn to: build effective relationships with children and families; to observe, assess, and document children's development; to plan and implement meaningful learning experiences for children; and to incorporate nature into children's learning in the Angeline Anderson Children's Garden. Faculty and students conduct a variety of child development and teacher education research with the support of cutting-edge research facilities.