Welcome to The Early Childhood Interaction Lab Website!

Our lab is directed by Dr. Geetha Ramani and is located in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. We are also a member of the Infant and Child Studies Consortium at UMD

Our research focuses on understanding how young children’s social interactions with adults and peers influence their cognitive development. We are also interested in how play and informal learning activities can promote children’s thinking in the areas of mathematics, problem solving, and planning.

We invite you to learn more about our research projects and our research team

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Lab News

  • Check out our most recent publication in Developmental Psychology. 
  • Dr. Ramani discusses the relationship between play and early math skills in an interview with the Early Learning Nation. Watch the full interview here! 
  • Congratualtions to lab alumnae Emily Daubert and Sarah Easton for accepting full time faculty positions for Fall 2019! 
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Early Childhood Interaction Lab || University of Maryland, College Park || Cole Student Activities Building, Room 1145 ||     2126 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740 || ecilab.umd@gmail.com || 301-405-4421||

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