Noreen M. Yazejian
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.
Children Living in Poverty
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems