Research & Teaching Center
The Childrenís Center at USCís Observation,
Participation, and Research Policies and Procedures
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.
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.
- A. Teaching: Arrange for
your students to observe or participate
[Download Teaching Application in
- 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
- All observers and participants must sign in upon arrival
using the Log in the lobby.
- All observers and participants must wear name tags
(which are located in the lobby) while at the Center.
- All visitors must be familiar with the information in the
[ Download PowerPoint]
- Research [Download Research Application in
WORD DOC or
- Faculty or students wishing to conduct research at the
Center must submit a Research Application to the director/
- 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.(firstname.lastname@example.org)