Child Development Laboratory Schools

Child Development Laboratory SchoolsThe City Colleges of Chicago operates Child Development Laboratory Schools at five of the colleges and are open to students, staff, and the community.
Enroll your Pre-K child (ages 2-5, depending on location) at City Colleges of Chicago’s Child Development Laboratory Schools and help them with life-long social, emotional and academic skills. 


We know that children have different rates of development, language skills, cultural backgrounds, and learning styles, and our classrooms are structured to reflect that. 
Our teaching strategies are aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Framework and the Illinois Early Learning Standards. We are also licensed by the State of Illinois.   
Child Development Laboratory Schools provide high-quality childcare for preschool children that incorporates diversity, including, but not limited to: gender, culture, language, ethnicity, ability, race and economic status. 
Benefits of Child Development Laboratory Schools include: 
  •  A supportive and safe learning environment
  • Small class sizes
  • Year-round enrollment
  • Financial assistance for families who qualify 
 We work to: 
  • Establish a meaningful partnership with families to support each child’s healthy development
  • ​Provide comprehensive services and programing that promote school readiness to children and families
  • Understand that developing a child’s first language supports learning a second language
  • Collaborate with parents of children with disabilities to ensure their needs are being met
  • Ensure that children with disabilities have access to and can fully participate in the full range of activities and services, including making modifications to both environment and instruction


To enroll your child, please contact the location you are interested in directly. They will help walk you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.  
Richard J. Daley College 
Child Development Lab School  
7500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago IL 60652  
773-838-7562 or 773-838-7561  
Kennedy-King College  
Child Development Lab School  
710 W. 65th St., Bldg. Z, Chicago IL 60620  
Director:  Guadalupe Pasillas ( 
Malcolm X College  
Child Development Lab School 
1900 W. Jackson, Chicago IL 60612 
Site contact​: Stacey Lynn Williams, M.Ed (​) 
Olive-Harvey College  
Child Development Lab School 
10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago IL 60628 
Director:  Tiffany R. Carter, M.Ed. (​) 
Truman College  
Child Development Lab School  
1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago IL 60640  
Director:  Dexter Smith (