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Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory Celebrates Outdoor Classroom Opening

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One-two-three-GO! The Land Run of 2017 was on as children raced to experience for the first time the Return to Nature Outdoor Learning Environment at the Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory. College of Human Sciences Dean Stephan Wilson welcomed a crowd of children, donors and friends on May 5 to celebrate the grand opening.

“This has been a long-time dream of early childhood education faculty in human development and family science,” Wilson said during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are grateful to the Craig family for so enthusiastically supporting the project. Their gifts to the CDL continue to benefit students through the creation of this impressive cutting edge ‘outdoor classroom’ for teaching, learning and research.”

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Stillwater Super Bowl-Fest to Support Children's Therapy Needs

Image2 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.

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Welcome to the Early Childhood Teaching and Learning Laboratories 

video imageThe 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.

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Local Non-Profit Gifts $44,000 to OSU Child Development Lab after State Makes Cuts

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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.

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