Featured Projects

  • The CCHD is an NICHD-T32 funded program for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees engaged in the advanced study of developmental science. Nearly 50 faculty from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, NC State University, and Duke University form a community of mentors for 12-15 trainees across these institutions. Key features of the program include the CCHD seminar series, regular training events, an outstanding team of mentors, and a longstanding track record of training excellent fellows who now serve in institutions around the world.
  • The Early Childhood TA Center (ECTA) is funded to support state Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education programs in developing high-quality early intervention and preschool special education service systems, increasing local implementation of evidence-based practices, and enhancing outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.
  • The extent to which and how early education reduces achievement gaps related to race and income have not been studied extensively in rural areas in the United States, despite clear evidence that these achievement gaps are even larger in the rural United States and high-quality early education is one of the most effective means to promote educational success for all children.
  • Effective implementation capacity is essential to improving education. The SISEP Center supports education systems in creating implementation capacity for evidenceā€based practices benefiting students with disabilities. Project funding is by the Office of Special Education Programs.