All CDL staff are part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).
The CDL program Director is a tenure-track faculty member in HDFS who teaches and conducts research for the University of Illinois in addition to supervising the CDL staff, managing the budget, coordinating the educational program, and supervising CDL research activities.
Daily operations are managed by the Associate Director, the Program Coordinator, and the Administrative Services Coordinator.
The CDL Research Assistant Professor is a specialized faculty member in HDFS who is responsible for the oversight and facilitation of activities that fulfill the program’s academic mission as a laboratory school.
Each classroom is staffed by 1 Head Teacher (Bachelor’s degree minimum) and 2 Early Childhood Assistant (Associate’s degree minimum).