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Do you have an early crawler?

One of our current studies is for children from 6-12 months, both those who crawl and those who do not yet crawl.

We have a special need for children 8 months or younger who have started crawling.  If you want to show off your early crawler, please call 610-519-7940 or email VillanovaCDP@gmail.com right away! (Click the link below or to the left.)



Participate in the Program


We need your help!

We need you and your baby to join our research team! We are looking for parents and children (5 months-5 years) who are willing to visit our playroom for an hour or less to watch a short movie or play with some new toys. Everything about your visit is kept strictly confidential. Kids love to participate because they get to play with new toys, they get lots of friendly adult attention, and they even get an official Research Team t-shirt!

To get more information or express interest in our studies, please send us an email.

Cognitive Development Project

About Dr. Brand

Dr. Rebecca Brand
Dr. Brand is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Cognitive Development Project.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon.  She has been at Villanova since 2002.  Her interests include many aspects of infant cognitive development and learning, especially how babies learn from and about other people.  Her work has been funded by Villanova Summer Research Funding as well as by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Rebecca Brand