FAQs For Parents

How is my participation beneficial?

Our research investigates how young children learn from the world around them. We hope that our work will lead to a better understanding of the important factors that impact early brain and behavioral development that may help to inform policy decisions on a national level.

Will I be separated from my child at any point?

No! You will be with your child at all times and be an active participant for all of the activities.

Is there childcare available for siblings?

Yes! Just let us know that you need it in advance and we will have a research assistant available to play with your other children during the study.

What do I need to bring?

Just bring yourself, your baby and anything that you normally bring when you and the baby leave the house.

What days and times are available to schedule appointments?

We typically schedule appointments between 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Fridays but do have some appointments available early evenings and on weekends.  We know parents are very busy so we try to accommodate you and your child’s schedule (i.e., naps) as best as we can!