Welcome to The Early Childhood Interaction Lab Website!

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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 and problem solving. We invite you to learn more about our research projects and our research team


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Lab News

  • Congratulations to Mary DePascale for being awarded the Charles H. Flatter Fellowship and a grant from the Cosmos Club Foundation
  • Congratulations to Raychel Gordon for being awarded the Bruce W. Sorter Endowed Fellowship
  • Welcome to Gillian Grose our newest member of the ECI Lab

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Cole Student Activities Building, Room 1145C II 2126 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740 II ecilab.umd@gmail.com II 301-405-4421 II 

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