Directions to the Lab
Directions to the Child Development Lab at UMD
Benjamin Building, room 4315 on the 4th floor (Click the link for the location on Google Maps)
For directions to our parking spots, click here for the parking location on Google Maps.
From I-95 South or I-495:
1. Exit at Route 1, College Park.
2. Drive approximately 1 mile south on Route 1 and exit at University Blvd (193 West).
3. After second light, move into left lane.
4. Turn left at third light (Adelphi Rd.) and remain in left turn lane.
5. At next light, turn left onto Campus Drive.
6. Immediately following the light for Presidential drive, take your first left on Valley drive into campus.
7. Turn right at the first stop sign onto Union drive.
8. Turn left into the last row of lot Z (before the construction).
9. There are 2 Child Development Lab spots on your immediate left.
10. Park in one of these two spots and someone will be down to meet you. The UMD parking police ticket very aggressively, because of this it is important that you please wait by your car. If your visit is on the weekend, you can park anywhere in Lot Z (Click the link for the location on Google Maps).
Alternate Directions if you live in downtown Silver Spring/Takoma Park:
1. Take University Blvd (193 East) toward College Park.
2. As you approach Adelphi Rd, the road forks. Take the fork on the right for Campus Drive.
3. Cross the Adelphi Rd. intersection and you will find yourself on Campus Drive.
4. Follow steps 6-10 above to find the parking lot.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the Child Development Lab at (301) 405-8315.
Child Development Resources
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child is an organization with the goal of bringing the science of early childhood and early brain development to bear on public decision-making.
Zero to Three is website from the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families that provides a number of tips and resources to help parents promote healthy development and learning in their infants and toddlers.
Act Early is a campaign from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to promote early recognition of developmental disabilities, such as autism, to help children reach their full potential.
American Academy of Pediatrics has information for promoting the safety and health of children and adolescents.
National Association for the Education of Young Children is an organization focused on providing high quality educational and developmental services for young children.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a branch of the National Institutes of Health that conducts and supports research in the area of child, adult, and family health and development.