The Early Childhood Development Lab is a multidisciplinary lab focused on multiple
aspects of young children's social and emotional development, including those relationships
most salient to the children (i.e, mothers, fathers, teachers, caregivers).
Projects in our lab include a food insecurity intervention with children and mothers
in Malawi, Africa, an examination of early childhood teachers' beliefs about children's
social development, young children's helping behaviors, parent and caregiver relationships
and transitions, the socio-emotional outcomes associated with the PBS show Daniel
Tiger's Neighborhood, and the importance and development of outdoor learning environments
Collaborators include faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Resources, College of Media and Communications, and faculty in multiple departments
in the College of Human Sciences.