Information for future families and Early Childhood Educators

Future Families

Thank you for your interest in the Child Development and Learning Lab. We encourage families to tour the lab and read through our philosophy, before applying. You can schedule a tour by calling (989) 774-3760 or emailing cdll@cmich.edu. Applications will be available and accepted starting October 1st through March 1st.

The Child Development and Learning lab enrolls eligible 3 and 4 year old children in a four day program from 8:45am-3:15pm Monday through Thursday. The CDLL runs on the same calendar schedule as the University. There are currently 38 Head Start spots and 28 Tuition based spots in our program. The cost for the tuition based program is $2700 for the school year with a $50 registration fee. The EightCAP Agency is responsible for the Head Start enrollment. If you think your income may qualify for a Head Start spot, go to http://eightcap.net/sites/hs/SitePages/Home.aspx or call (989) 772-0110 ext. 113.


-If you are interested in a 3 year old spot either in our Tuition or Head Start program next fall, your child must be turning 3 years old by September 1st of 2015.

OR

-If you are interested in a 4 year old spot in our Head Start or Tuition program next fall, your child must turn 4 years old by September 1st of 2015.

Enrollment Process

As of Fall of 2013, we no longer accept applications for children that are not age eligible to attend. Enrollment is open October 1st through March 1st each year for families whose children are eligible to attend the following fall. Currently we complete enrollment in March after the open enrollment period has closed. If we do not have a spot available for your child, you will receive a letter typically by the second week in April. Any child on the list before we made this change remained in the same spot as their application submission date and was “grandfathered” in.

We have 66 spots, with 38 of those being Head Start spots that the Eight CAP Agency handles enrollment for. The remaining 28 spots are filled by returning children first (meaning they are here this year as a three year old and will return next year as a four year old). There are many factors that go into our enrollment process, including if a child is a sibling or is at-risk for any reason they will be considered first. 

If you have submitted an application for your child, it is imperative that you contact us with any contact information changes.


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CDLL Application

Early Childhood Educators

If you are interested in a tour of the Child Development and Learning Laboratory, please email your request to cdll@cmich.edu.

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | ehs@cmich.edu | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079