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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.

  • 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.


  • MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic


    MSU Clinical Center on Service Road between Hagadorn and Farm Lane. Suite A-233.


    The MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic provides services on a sliding fee scale ($10-$50 per session, depending on family income and size). Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty in the MSU Marriage and Family Therapy program. Supervisors are fully licensed clinicians and Approved Supervisors. Couple and Family Therapy begins with a recognition that individual, couple, and family problems do not exist in a vacuum. There are all kinds of stresses that result in or contribute to these problems. Couple and Family Therapy seeks to help find solutions to problems in the context of personal and relational strengths.

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