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Join Us at playLabNYU

At playLabNYU, we engage in rigorous applied and evaluation research with a specific focus on the role of play in promoting positive development for young children.  Our lab offers opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies and careers in intervention and evaluation, research, education, and/or program development through a critical developmental lens. Our current work aims to: (1) examine the role of play and executive function in developing civically engaged children and youth; (2) document opportunities and access to playful learning across different contexts for young children; (3) evaluate the longitudinal efficacy of a play-based home visitation intervention.  Students who are curious about the value of play, issues of social justice, and are interested in gaining hands-on research experience working with ethnically/racially diverse low-income families and children, are encouraged to apply.

Please Note: Applications are reviewed each semester and all positions require a two-semester commitment and minimum of 12 hours per week.

Interested Applicants are Invited to Complete an Online Application

Current Openings:

Calling all applicants! playLabNYU is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to support a coaching partnership with several Upper Manhattan-based early childhood education providers that primarily serve low-income children of color. The playLabNYU will provide on site training and supervision, and this opportunity can fulfill internship hours and research experience. For details, see: playLabNYU Coaching Position

For all inquiries please email playlabnyu@gmail.com