NJ Families Study

New Jersey Families Study

Family matters. For the first few years of their lives, children spend much of their time in their homes and with their parents. Before they start school, they are learning many new skills, from language to how to behave. We know that these early years are very important for how children grow and develop throughout their lives, but there are many things that we still can learn about all the different ways that young children spend their days and the many different skills they are learning.


Our research team at Princeton University is interested in all types of families with preschool-aged children, with a focus on Mercer County. We want to see all the different ways your little ones explore and discover the world, starting from their own homes. Please use this website to learn more about our project, apply to join the study, and contact our research team.

To apply, please fill out our brief interest survey here:

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