Information for Parents
Currently in the ECI Lab we are running a study with 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. For this study, we are interested in how children and parents interact while playing. In the first part of the study, we would observe you and your child engaging in different play activites. Then, your child would do some academic tasks with a researcher while you complete a short questionnaire.
Directions to the Early Childhood Interaction Lab
Early Childhood Interaction Lab: Lab Parking Spot:
Benjamin Building, Room 3311 Knight Hall, Lot JJ3
3942 Campus Dr. 7765 Alumni Dr.
College Park, MD 20742 College Park, MD 20742
The Early Childhood Interaction Lab is a part of the Infant and Child Studies Consortium at the University of Maryland. You can find more information about the group and sign up to participate in studies here.
We focus on three connected areas of research in the ECI Lab. In our research, we examine the benefits and unique processes of learning through joint play and activities with peers and adults, and their importance for constructing effective educational practices with young children.
Below are some resources with helpful parenting information: