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The mission of Child Learning and Development (CLAD) Lab is to leverage interdisciplinary approaches to advance the healthy development and learning of children in South Carolina and around the world.


  • Conducting rigorous, multi-method research aimed at developing evidence-based theories of effective teaching practice.
  • Creating innovative professional development approaches to support educators.
  • Developing assessment tools for evaluating numerous aspects of the childhood experience.


Providing a variety of high-quality mentorship opportunities for education doctoral students so they may positively influence the state of education and child development in their future careers.


Supporting educators and community partners through a variety of evidence-based professional development experiences.


Have a question or comment about the CLAD? Email CLADLAB@CLEMSON.EDU


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"Our goal is to positively influence childhood research, policy, and practice, through our mission."