Before we can work with any children at a partner day care, we need your
consent! Because of this, you might see us at your child’s day care,
likely around drop-off or pick-up time. Please feel free to talk to us!
We’ll walk through our protocol, tell you more about our lab, and finally
give you a brochure that includes a parental consent form. By signing
this form, you give us permission to work with your child on our projects.
Even if we’ve already partnered with your child’s daycare, we won’t work
with your child until you’ve signed the consent form and told us it’s ok.
Our studies are set as short, child-friendly games, played one-on-one
with an experienced researcher. They often involve interacting with puppets,
looking at and answering questions about a series of child-friendly pictures,
or listening to short stories. Even though experiments are designed as
one-on-one games, we will always send at least two researchers to any
daycare, and your child will never be left alone with a researcher.
Children tend to enjoy playing these games (after all, we design them to be fun!).
In addition, when they've completed the project, they receive a
sticker or small gift as a token of our appreciation.