Recently Funded Projects
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.
This project will provide an evaluation of Shape NC Phase II for the North Carolina Partnership for Children. Shape NC assists communities and child care programs across North Carolina to promote healthy eating and physical activity among the state’s youngest children. We will evaluate the initiative through analysis of secondary data from Go NAP SACC and NC-NPASS as well as through original data collection through interviews, focus groups, and web-based surveys.