Child Development Center for Learning & Research

Child Development Center for Learning and Research

Welcome to the Child Development Center for Learning and Research (CDCLR) at Virginia Tech.  The mission of the CDCLR is to provide model programs and leadership for the local, state and national early childhood communities in teaching, research and the service missions of the university. 

We welcome you to explore our school program.  You may also contact us at 540/231.6148. 

 

 

Three teachers from Virginia Tech's Child Development Center for Learning & Research receive Fellowship from NSF.

Three teachers from Virginia Tech's Child Development Center for Learning and Research in the Department of Human Development have been awarded a Research, Education and Teaching (RET) fellowship from the National Science Foundation to participate in an ongoing NSF-funded study on young children's use of multi-touch technologies in learning and geometric concepts. Dinah Arnott, Alexa Fraley and Jennifer Huggler will work with the research team, led by Dr. Michael A. Evans in the School of Education and including scholars and students from the Department of computer Science at Virginia Tech and the University of Chicago, as they investigate children's communication patterns learning geometry under varying socio-technical conditions. The CDCLR teachers, led by Dr. Isabel Bradburn, Center Research Director, will learn an observational form of the communication protocol, advise the research team on applicability in the classroom with preschoolers, and develop their own curriculum based on the study concepts. Teachers will present their results at the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children and at a symposium for teacher-researchers sponsored by NSF later in the academic year.