Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Chih-Ing Lim, PhD, is an Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist at the Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute. Her research and professional interests are focused on teacher education and professional development, particularly around innovative approaches and developing web-based resources that can provide early childhood professionals with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills to work with children with disabilities.
Chih-Ing is the co-PI of SCRIPT-NC, an Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) project to work with community college faculty in North Carolina to revise their program of studies to better prepare early childhood professionals. She is also currently a key staff member on the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) funded by the Administration for Children and Families and the Web-Based Modules on DEC Recommended Practices funded by OSEP. At the same time, she is collaborating with KKH Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore to develop a web-based module on supporting early literacy skills. She has served previously as Project Coordinator for CONNECT, a national project developing web-based evidence-based practice focused professional development module 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 received a postgraduate diploma in education from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and 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 many students who were at-risk, who had learning needs, or were from low SES homes.