NJ Families Study

About Us

Study Goals

Families are children’s first teachers, and the home is their first school. From birth to age 5, children develop skills that set the foundations for their later success. In this project, we ask: How do families build skills in their young children and get them ready for school? Surprisingly, we know little about the day-to-day ways that families teach their young children. To fill this gap, this project aims to film and document the everyday lives of 15-20 families from diverse backgrounds for two weeks to provide a look into how families support their children’s learning in the earliest, and most critical, years.



We aim to recruit a diverse group of families into our study. Families should:

                -Have a preschool child that is at least two years old

                -Live in the Mercer County area

We would love to learn more about your family to find out if you’re a good fit for the study. If you are interested, please fill out our application form here. You can also contact us at any time with questions.