What happens when I bring my baby in to participate?

We will meet you in the lobby of Haskins Laboratories, located on the 9th floor of 300 George Street, New Haven. You can find more detailed directions to our building here. We will take you and your child to one of our testing rooms and explain the study to you while you both get settled in.

You will stay with your baby throughout your entire visit to the lab, including during the study. Older children may be asked to complete tasks independently in a nearby space, in which case you can still monitor your child’s activities remotely. As a thank you for your time and effort, we offer $25 in compensation and a gift for your child. We can also provide free babysitting for other, older siblings who come along, so long as you let us know before the day of your appointment.

How long does an appointment take?

Depending on the study, you will be at Haskins from anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. This includes time the time it will take to go over all study components with you, to make sure your child is settled in, and to give you a chance to ask questions about various aspects of your child’s development and about our own scientific design.