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UMass is excited to represent the Northeast region of the United States in the International Study of Movement Behaviors in the Early Years. Along with other regions of the United States and other countries around the world, we are hoping to learn more about movement and sleep in young children and how these behaviors relate to other health behaviors and developmental measures, such as motor skills and cognition. You can learn more about the overall SUNRISE study by visiting and  


Key to this study is one measurement session, where we will complete some brief physical and cognitive assessments with your child, a parent questionnaire, and one week of activity and sleep tracking of your child with one or two wearable activity monitors. You and your child will be scheduled to come to our child-friendly, research laboratory on the UMass Amherst campus (first level of the of the Totman Building, room 6) for the measurement session. We will provide you with an addressed, postage-paid envelope the return the monitors to us when the week is up.  We anticipate the risk of participating in this study to be low. You and your child will be compensated up to $20 for participation in this study and your child will receive a t-shirt. 

If you would like more information or have questions about the study, you may contact the primary investigator, Christine St. Laurent ( or click on the 'Express Interest' button above!

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