Featured Projects

  • The Child Care and Early Education Quality Features, Thresholds, Dosage, and Child Outcomes Study Design project provides a basis for federal agencies and other stakeholders to field new research on the quality of early care and education, support quality improvement initiatives and practice, and inform decision making at the state and national levels. The project focuses on center-based settings serving children from birth through age 5, focusing on children from low-income families.
  • The purpose of this project is to understand the early development trajectories in both poor and non poor young children growing up in rural areas characterized by high poverty. An interdisciplinary team of investigators has been following children from birth with measurement of child, family, and school functioning, observed mother and father sensitivity and language input in the home setting, observed quality of instruction in child care and elementary school, characteristics of the community, and biomarkers of child and maternal stress.
  • 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.
  • The mission of the Research, Policy, and Practice Alliance for Supporting Excellence in Black Children is to become a nucleus and a sharing space for the generation of new ideas and innovative thoughts and to foster collaboration that produces rigorous research, practices, and policy that create the conditions for more Black children ages birth-10 to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.