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Pirate room in Use with parent and childOur research team is broadly dedicated to advancing knowledge of how young children think and learn. In particular, our work aims to explain why the development of young children varies so widely with experience. We are also interested in the consequences of early variability in children’s cognitive and motivational development for early literacy in the areas of language and science – and for school readiness more¬†generally speaking. The ultimate goal of our research is to develop new approaches to early education and intervention that will optimize outcomes for all children, regardless of socioeconomic background.


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