KIDS: Yale Infant Cognition Center

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Yale Infant Cognition Center

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Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Calling all child scientists! At the Yale University Infant Cognition Center, we study how babies and children from 5 months to 5 years old think and reason about the world. Our studies are designed as fun games for your child, such as puppet shows and cartoons. Our research has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, 60 Minutes, and more. We have appointments available throughout the week, including some evening and weekend times, reserved parking spots, and research assistants available to babysit siblings in our playroom.

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Our research examines how infants reason about their physical and social world during the early years. Our studies are fun for babies and absolutely no risks are involved. Studies take approximately 15 minutes and you are with your baby the entire time. An additional 15 minutes will be used to explain the study and to ensure that your baby is comfortable with his or her new surroundings. Siblings are welcome; we have many research assistants available to play with them during the study. Our hours are 9-5 M-F, and we have evening appointments available for working parents. We have a parking space available right outside for your convenience.

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Your baby will receive a Baby Scientist T-Shirt and a Yale Certificate. If you are interested in participating and learning more about infant development, or if you have any questions, please call the Center at:203-435-1415. Email: Website: 

Has your child outgrown the Infant Center? Children 3 to 12 years may sign up for studies at the Social Cognitive Development Center. Email:

The Yale University Infant Cognition Center is handicapped accessible.

Since 1990, our team has studied the development of infants and young children. Our research examines how babies reason and learn about their physical worlds (such as objects in their environment) and their social worlds (such as the people they interact with). None of this would be possible without the help of parents like you who generously volunteer their time to participate!.

We are located in SSS 210, in the Sheffield, Sterling, and Strathcona building at the corner of Prospect and Grove streets on the Yale Campus. The address of our parking space is 2 Hillhouse Avenue.

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