What days and times are available for appointments?
For all of our studies, we typically schedule appointments between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. We do, however, have appointments available in the early evenings and on weekends. We know parents are very busy, so we try to accommodate you and your child’s schedules (i.e. naps, meals) as best we can!
Where do the studies take place?
Cognitive Flexibility: For our cognitive flexibility study, we will come to your house to conduct the study.
Eye Tracking: The eye tracking study takes place at the Georgetown University main campus in Washington, DC in White Gravenor Hall.
Media & the Mind: The Media & the Mind study takes place in the Georgetown University Medical Center, adjacent to the Georgetown University main campus.
What is the time commitment required for study participation?
Cognitive Flexibility: For the cognitive flexibility study, the visit takes no more than 90 minutes. For this longitudinal study we plan to visit at 18 months, 2 years, 3 years, and 5 years. We are trying to find out how individual children change across time and would love for you and your family to join and for us to follow up with you as many times as you are able all the way through 5 years.
Eye Tracking: The eye tracking study will take less than an hour. The study involves two visits, the first between 6-9 months of age and the second between 13-14 months.
Media and the Mind: The Media & the Mind study takes a little over an hour. The study involves two visits to the Georgetown University Medical Center.
Can I find you on social media?
Yes! For updates and more information about our studies and findings, follow us on Facebook at Georgetown Early Learning Project, on Instagram at @earlylearningproject, and on Twitter @earlylearningGU.
Will my child’s data be kept confidential?
Yes. All data remains confidential and is only used for specific research purposes. We provide written information to you about this process. Please ask us any questions.
I have friends with young children who may be interested. Can I refer them to you?
Yes! After filling out the form found on our sign up page, we will contact them with current and future studies that their children could participate in.
If I participate, will I receive a report about how my child does?
Our research focuses on comparing large group data sets such as trends in memory and learning at a certain age. For confidentiality and scientific reasons, we do not report individual performance, but rather the trends of the large samples. We will, however, share the findings from our studies on social media and the website and are happy to answer any questions you might have.