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, identity of first time expectant fathers, and the socio-emotional
outcomes associated with the PBS show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Although diverse
in scope, each of these projects ultimately centers on promoting healthy social and
emotional development for young children and their families.
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.