Recently Funded Projects
NIRN will support the implementation of the Healthy Places North Carolina (HPNC) initiative. Through HPNC, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust seeks to create the conditions for initial, sustainable, and dramatic improvements in health in selected counties in North Carolina.
Promoting the Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families in Saudi ArabiaThe NPDC will work with professionals from the Centre for Autism Research in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to establish and promote the provision of high quality programs and the use of evidence-based practices for learners with ASD and their families. The contract will support intensive didactic and site-based professional development in the United States and regular follow up and site visit in Saudi Arabia.
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the policies, processes, and implementation of the Mississippi Child Care Quality Stars program. This project involves collection of focus group data from parents and providers, as well as review of policies and criteria for Mississippi’s quality rating improvement system. The research questions guiding this project will help Mississippi increase the number of child care programs that provide quality care and early learning experiences for children and families.