We are a research centre at The University of Queensland devoted to understanding how babies, toddlers and young children understand the world around them. We are always in need of participants (newborn to 5 years old). Our studies are conducted at The University of Queensland in the Early Cognitive Development Centre (ECDC).
At the ECDC, children participate in activities and games that are designed to reveal new facts about how they understand the world. Sometimes our participants watch specially-made videos, other times they engage in interactive games involving hide-and-seek, imitation or problem-solving. While at the Centre, parents stay with their children throughout. Each child receives a small gift and a certificate for participating and parents receive bi-annual newsletters outlining key findings from our studies.
The research that we do contributes to a richer and more detailed understanding of child development. It also helps informs professionals who work with children, including those with disabilities. Honours and postgraduate students earn research degrees while working in the ECDC. Finally, families who visit the Centre enjoy a unique and stimulating experience, and learn more about themselves and others along the way.