The Children’s School is the only facility in Pittsburgh where it is possible to study children in the pre-school age range with the control and intensity that is demanded by the research protocols needed to test the theoretical models, particularly the microgenetic theories, being developed by the developmental psychology faculty. Meeting these needs depends on our ability to require research participation of our students, effectively manage the subject needs of multiple research teams according to Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines without disrupting the smooth functioning of the school, and communicate clearly with parents to ensure their comfort with the research program.
The Children’s School is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In addition to providing a quality educational program, we support our families by providing resources and discussion opportunities that might be of interest to all families, age appropriate family activities (e.g., family festivals, school visits, etc.), and individual counseling and referrals as needed.