Since 1931, the University has sponsored a child development laboratory for preschool children. The Child Study Center serves as a laboratory for observing children and educating future preschool teachers. The full-day preschool provides developmentally appropriate experiences for the children. It is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The staff works closely with the families to assist each child in cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development.