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

Lab News

The Early Childhood Interaction Lab is looking to accept a new graduate student for the Fall 2020 academic year! 

Congratulations to Raychel Gordon for her most recent publication in Cognitive Development.
Congratulations to Nicole Scalise for successfully defending her dissertation in August 2019!
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! 
Congratulations to lab alumnae Emily Daubert and Sarah Eason for accepting full time faculty positions for Fall 2019! 

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

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