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.

Helpful Links and Resources for Parents

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.

Zero to Three

Offers information for parents promoting the health and development of infants and toddlers.

Ultimate Block Party: The Arts and Sciences of Play

Provides information on how play contributes to children's learning.

Parent-child Interactions and the Early Home Environment

Information for parents with children in preschool and kindergarten.

Learning can be fun!

A list of recommended games and activities for developing children's literacy and number skills.