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The Childrenís Center at USCís Observation, Participation, and Research Policies and Procedures

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The Childrenís Center at USC serves as a site for observations of child development as well as practicum and internship placements. The Center also provides opportunities for research by University faculty and students.

It welcomes students and faculty from many USC Colleges and programs to observe and interact with the Centerís children and parents.

Policy
Students and faculty are welcome to observe and participate at the Center. They are supervised at all times by Childrenís Center at USC staff. Class assignments are to be reviewed and approved by the director/ faculty liaison of the Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center before activities are scheduled. Proposals for research projects must be approved by the University Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the director/ faculty liaison of the Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center before their inception.

Children's names are not to be used outside the program either in written reports or with photographs.

Procedures:

  1. A. Teaching: Arrange for your students to observe or participate
    [Download Teaching Application in WORD DOC or PDF]
    1. Faculty members who would like to arrange for their students to use Childrenís Center at USC for observation or participation must complete an Observation/Participation Application which is available from the director/ faculty liaison
       
    2. All observers and participants must sign in upon arrival using the Log in the lobby.
       
    3. All observers and participants must wear name tags (which are located in the lobby) while at the Center.
       
    4. All visitors must be familiar with the information in the Orientation PowerPoint.
      [ Download PowerPoint]

  2. Research  [Download Research Application in WORD DOC or PDF]
    1. Faculty or students wishing to conduct research at the Center must submit a Research Application to the director/ faculty liaison
       
    2. USC research projects must be approved by the Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center director/faculty liaison and the University's and/or their College's Human Subject Review Board prior to inception of the research. Blanket consent forms included in children's registration contracts permit their observation during ordinary classroom activities. Parents' specific written permission must be obtained if researchers plan to interview, photograph, or remove their children from their classrooms. Children's names are not to be used when research is reported.

Download appropriate forms from this website. For further information contact Sherry King at 803-765-2666.(kinglc@mailbox.sc.edu)

 
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