Noreen M. Yazejian

Noreen M. Yazejian
Senior Research Scientist
919.962.7361
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Campus Box 8180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180

Noreen Yazejian, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). She has extensive experience conducting large-scale, multi-site research and evaluation studies and assessing the quality of practices in early education settings and the effects of variation in quality on children. Dr. Yazejian's research focuses on early childhood program evaluation, including work related to professional development interventions, models of programming birth to five, home visiting, quality rating and improvement systems, and early childhood language and literacy.

Dr. Yazejian serves as Principal Investigator on a number of FPG projects, including a randomized study of Educare, which is examining the efficacy of Educare programming in 5 schools; a large-scale implementation and outcome evaluation of the Educare Learning Network, a consortium of 21 Educare schools across the country; and a validation study of Illinois's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). She also serves as a Co-PI on the National Center for Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning.

Areas of Expertise:
Early Care and Education Programs
Program Evaluation
Children Living in Poverty
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
Literacy
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• PhD, Educational Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• MA, Educational Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• BA, Psychology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor