The Grinnell College Preschool is affiliated with the Grinnell College Psychology Department. Grinnell College students and faculty conduct observations and research projects with consent of parents and the preschool director. These projects are under the guidance of the faculty of Grinnell College and have approval from the College's Institutional Review Board. Children who attend the Grinnell College Preschool may participate in a variety of research projects throughout the year.
When children are registered for preschool, parents are asked to sign a permission slip indicating their willingness to participate in research projects. Some projects involve observing children in the preschool building or on video, whereas others require working directly with the child by playing a game, answering questions, or completing an activity. Parents are always informed of any research project to be conducted at the preschool and have the option of participating.
For additional information contact: Karen Veerhusen-Langerud at email@example.com or (641) 269-3320; 1022 Park Street, Grinnell, IA 50112.