Educational & Research Projects


Education Project Packet

This packet contains the forms/guidelines for conducting educational projects with children/families/staff in the CDL. Please contact Cindi Baum ( or Courtney Buerman ( if you have any questions or need additional information. In general, this packet is not appropriate if your primary goals are research.  If you are interested in being in the CDL for research reasons, please see Research Projects below or pick up a Research Project Packet from the main desk at the CDL.  If you are a student in a class, your professor may be the more appropriate person to fill out this form.

Please keep in mind that while the CDL is committed to being a facility where research and educational projects take place, we are also primary committed is to the provision of quality care to the children and families we serve.  At times, a project may be turned down at least temporarily because there is already too much going on at the center.  Some projects may be approved for some classrooms within the center but not for others.  Educators can help maintain a positive relationship with the CDL by keeping the children’s, families’ and staff’s interests first.

Observation Procedures

Research Projects

Application for Research Projects with Children/Staff/Families in the Child Development Lab

Small Project for a Class

Educational Activity Form

Child Development Lab Population

The Child Development Lab (CDL) is a NAEYC accredited and Ohio licensed early childhood education program for three to five year olds, and is part of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bowling Green State University. The CDL population is comprised of three to five year old children. From September to May the CDL meets full day from 8:30-4:00PM, Monday through Friday; or half day from 8:30-11:30 AM; or 1:00-4:00 PM. The Center follows the University schedule and is closed during final exams and holidays. During the first and second summer sessions, children attend 8:30-12:30 Monday through Thursday. The Child Development Lab staff is led by a head teacher with a Masters degree. The other staff is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate level students.