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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.

  • Community Music School Music Therapy Clinical Services


    Community Music School


    MSU's Community Music School established the Music Therapy Clinical Services to provide music therapy treatment for special-needs clients in the Greater Lansing community. Special needs that are often effectively treated by music therapy techniques are those typically arising from medical illnesses, handicapping conditions (such as developmental disabilities and physical impairments), specific learning disabilities, and aging. Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the client's needs and abilities.

  • MSU Community Music School (East Lansing and Detroit)


    • CMS East Lansing: 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
    • CMS Detroit: 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201


    The MSU College of Music is actively engaged in bringing music education to communities in Greater Lansing and Detroit/Southeast Michigan, reaching thousands of children and adults each year. 


    Community Music School (CMS) East Lansing: For more than twenty years, CMS–East Lansing enrolls an average of approximately 3,000 students annually. Classes offered in collaboration with the College of Music included piano pedagogy, early childhood music education, teaching instrumental music, and string methods. A partnership with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities included CMS-taught folk music classes for members of the MSU community and local residents.


    Community Music School (CMS) Detroit: CMS-Detroit, in its 3rd year of operation, enrolled 462 students. The new center represents the College of Music’s commitment to Southeast Michigan and is an extension of the popular CMS–East Lansing. The new Detroit facility offers jazz for youth, band and orchestra for adults of all ages, the Aspiring Musicians Program for youth in grades 5-8, summer camps, adult group lessons, early childhood music education for children from birth through age 5, and music therapy clinical services.


  • Pediatric Subspecialty Rounds Conference Series


    Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Please see the website below for upcoming events.



    Sparrow Regional Neonatal ICU Conference Room (5th Floor), 1200 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48912.


    Pediatric Subspecialty Conferences are a weekly case conference series designed for pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, trainees, and others who are interested in the health care of children. The goal is to provide continuing education in a case presentation format to enhance the care we provide to children with complex medical problems and clinical presentations. It takes place on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Sparrow Regional Neonatal ICU Conference Room (5th floor). This conference series has a rotating schedule with Journal Club, which reviews current research pertinent to the care of our pediatric patients, and cases from the Pediatric Ward, the Pediatric ICU, the Neonatal ICU, and our Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics.

  • Pediatrics Clinical and Laboratory Services


    • Child Health Clinic: 804 Service Road, Room A110, East Lansing, MI  48824.  (517) 353-3003
    • Pediatric and Specialty Care Clinic: 4660 South Hagadorn, Suite 405, East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 448-8600


    The mission of the Department of Pediatrics Patient Care is "to advance the healthy development and well being of children and adolescents through innovative medical education, research, clinical care, and advocacy, emphasizing community-based partnerships." To this end, the department offers a broad range of clinical and laboratory services to the children of Michigan, drawing on the talent of more than 100 faculty members located on six community campuses (Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, and the Upper Peninsula).  Clinical services are offered in the following areas:

    • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Neonatology
    • General Pediatrics
    • Pediatric/Adolescent Hematology-Oncology
    • Pediatric Pulmonary
    • Human Genetics Program: Cytogenetics lab, DNA lab, prenatal screening, clinical genetics, human genetics/toxicology/oncology research
  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services


    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.


    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
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