The Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School at the University of Minnesota is sponsored by the Institute of Child Development. The Institute has been a national focal point of child study since its inception in 1925; the Lab School has made a substantial contribution to this effort.Its primary functions are:
Demonstrating exemplary early childhood practices and providing a sound educational setting for preschool children
Training teachers of young children at both the graduate and undergraduate levels
Serving as an active center of child study and research.