Featured Projects

  • The purpose of this project is to understand the early development trajectories of an understudied but important group of children: those living in non-urban, poor areas of the country. Critical to our enquiry in this third phase of the project are questions about the ways that rural contexts might accentuate or deflect risk associated with race, poverty, and child characteristics.
  • The primary purpose of this project is to evaluate the effects of two professional development strategies on improving the quality of Georgia's Pre-Kindergarten classrooms that are located in the school districts identified in Georgia's K-12 Race to the Top initiative.
  • Policymakers at both the federal and state levels are calling for increased investments in public pre-k programs, along with the requirement to evaluate these services. In response to these needs, FPG has established the National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center to help states design, implement, and evaluate pre-k and early learning programs.
  • Early childhood educators (ECE) work with young children with disabilities as well as children from diverse backgrounds to support learning and development. It is critical for ECEs to be adequately prepared to serve children who are linguistically, culturally, and ability-diverse. The purpose of this project is to work with early childhood community college programs in North Carolina to enhance and redesign courses to better prepare ECEs to work with children with disabilities and children from diverse backgrounds.