Current Projects

Early Learning Project

In collaboration with ABC Head Start, Oliver Centre, and e4c, this project is investigating children’s social-emotional development and early academic skills across the early school years in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this project we are following two cohorts of children from preschool through grade 2. We are specifically examining how the quality of interactions among children and teachers in preschool classrooms relate to children’s social and emotional development across the early school years; (2) how child self-regulation and coping strategies mediate the association between classroom interactions and child positive and negative affect and academic skills; and (3) how the quality of classroom interactions matter for girls and boys, across neurodivergent and neurotypical children, and across family demographic characteristics and stressors.