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Directions to the Early Child Development Laboratory (ECDL)

The Early Child Development Laboratory is located on Lincoln Avenue on the University of Illinois campus. The ECDL entrance and parking lot is one-half block south of the corner of Lincoln and Nevada Avenues in Urbana.

From I-74:

Take the Lincoln Avenue Exit (#183). Travel south on Lincoln for approximately 2.2 miles. The University of Illinois campus will be on your right. At the corner of Lincoln and Nevada, you willcome to a 3-way stop. Continue on Lincoln for one-half block. The parking lot for ECDL will be on your right (immediately past Jimmy John’s).

From Rt. 45/ Neil St:

Take Rt. 45/Neil St. North. Turn right on Kirby Avenue and travel east for approximately 1.5 miles. You will come to a stoplight at Lincoln. Turn left onto Lincoln and travel north for approximately a quarter mile. The parking lot for ECDL will be on your left (immediately BEFORE Jimmy John’s and the 3-way-stop at Lincoln and Nevada).


When you enter the parking lot, the Early Child Development Laboratory will be the brick building at the back of the parking lot. Please park in one of the blue metered spaces on weekdays between 9 and 5 p.m. Our Visit Coordinator will have quarters to pay the parking meter.

During evenings and on weekends, please park in a space marked by a sign reading “ECDL Pick-up/Drop off.” The Visit Coordinator will meet you and your child at the ECDL entrance.

Click here for a detailed map.

Please contact our Project Coordinator, Jordan Krawczyk, by phone (217-300-1135) or by email at motherchildproject@illinois.edu if you have further questions.