Welcome to The Early Childhood Interaction Lab Website!
Our lab is directed by Dr. Geetha Ramani and is located in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. We are also a member of the Infant and Child Studies Consortium at UMD.
Our research focuses on understanding how young children’s social interactions with adults and peers influence their cognitive development. We are also interested in how play and informal learning activities can promote children’s thinking in the areas of mathematics, problem solving, and planning.
- Check out our most recent publication in Developmental Psychology.
- Dr. Ramani discusses the relationship between play and early math skills in an interview with the Early Learning Nation. Watch the full interview here!
- Congratualtions to lab alumnae Emily Daubert and Sarah Easton for accepting full time faculty positions for Fall 2019!