Chih-Ing Lim

Chih-Ing Lim
Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist
Sheryl-Mar South, Room 110
Campus Box 8185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185

Chih-Ing Lim, Ph.D., is engaged in professional development and technical assistance projects at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research and professional interests are focused on teacher education and professional development, particularly around innovative approaches and developing web-based resources to support early childhood professionals to work with children with disabilities or with additional needs in inclusive settings.

Chih-Ing is the co-chair of the International committee at FPG and has collaborated with colleagues from Singapore, China, Portugal, and Sweden. She is currently co-leading the Inclusion team on the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) funded by the Administration for Children and Families, as well as the Recommended Practices modules funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Her recently completed projects included directing a project to develop a web-based module on supporting early literacy skills in collaboration with KKH Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore. She was the co-PI of SCRIPT-NC, an OSEP-funded project to work with community college faculty in North Carolina to enhance their program of studies to better prepare early childhood professionals to include children with disabilities. She also served as Project Coordinator for CONNECT, a national project funded by OSEP to develop web-based modules on inclusive practices and continues to support the use of CONNECT modules and CONNECT courses.

Prior to joining FPG, Chih-Ing worked in Singapore as a preschool officer with the Ministry of Education, where she collaborated closely with early childhood teachers and faculty to develop and pilot test the national curriculum for early childhood education. Before focusing on the early years, she was a music and math teacher as well as a school choir conductor in a secondary school in Singapore. During that time, she worked with a diverse group of youths, many who were from disadvantaged families.

Areas of Expertise:
Professional Development
Curriculum Development
Evidence-Based Practices
Curriculum Vitae:
• PhD, Early Childhood, Families and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• MA, Early Childhood, Families and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• BA, Music, University of York, England