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  • Child Development Laboratories


    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840


    The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool. 

    The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development.  Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.  

    Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.

  • Child Welfare Webinars


    On-demand courses are offered on a continual basis. For webinar dates, please click on the website link below.




    Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour.

    The following DHHS child welfare continuing education online, On-Demand, training modules are available:

    • CW Leadership: Making the Case for Retention-focused Management
    • CW: Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • CW: Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work With Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success
    • CW: Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • CW: Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • CW: Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • CW: The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
    • CW: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families
    • CW: Accessing Special Education Supports for Children in Foster Care
    • CW: Psychological and Emotional Trauma in Children and Its Impact on Adoption/Foster Care and Family Development
    • CW: Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice
    • CW: Honoring and Empowering Adolescents
    • CW: Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients
  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses and Programs


    Please see the Website below for specific dates and locations.



    Various locations throughout Michigan


    These professional development workshops offer a range of opportunities for professionals who are interested in developing new skills, strengthening existing skills, and seeking opportunities to network with social workers and other human service and healthcare professionals. Social work continuing education contact hours (CECHs) are available by attending any of the programs unless otherwise noted.

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