The Georgetown
Early Learning Project

We are a research group interested in social and cognitive development during early childhood

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Cognitive Development During Early Childhood

Have you ever wondered what babies are learning or remembering from the world around them? We focus on children under 5 years of age because this is a time of rapid development in many domains. We are particularly interested in how children pick up information from multiple sources around them. For this reason we have a number of ongoing projects examining learning and memory, the role of bilingual exposure, parent-child interactions, and learning from media.

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Welcome to our new graduate student Doug Piper!

Doug comes to the ELP from Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek’s lab, where he studied children’s reactions to technoference during storytime. At the ELP, he looks forward to jumping into the Video Chat and CAFE studies to explore screen media as a tool for enriching children’s interactions in the real world.

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