Longtime SIU Early Childhood Center is Closing it’s Doors

SIU Carbondale is shutting the doors on its “Child Development Laboratories” at the end of the summer. The announcement was made earlier in the week that the CDL would be closing due to financial reasons. The CDL has been a training center for SIU’s early childhood education students, as well as a daycare for students with children since 1953, but university officials say that participation has fallen dramatically over the past few years. Students who use the facility as a daycare will need to seek alternate arrangements for the upcoming school year, but the CDL Staff is working to help with the transition.