2020 Impact Report
2020 at FPG has been one of re-commitment, momentum, and growth as our dedicated investigators and fellows have continued the innovative work that builds on our legacy as one of the nation's foremost multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of child development from conception onward.
This year also has been one brimming with unexpected challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our researchers, implementation and technical assistance specialists, and partners recognized that this pandemic would bring uncertainty for children and families who find themselves navigating shifts and disruptions in the trusted routines, services, and schedules they rely on. With wisdom and creativity, they responded to the pressing needs around them.
Stories in the report include: "Inclusion in early childhood sets the stage for living a full and inclusive life" spotlighting the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute; "Research pathways for undergraduate students" spotlighting the Marvin H. McKinney Scholars Program in Research, Practice, and Policy; "Reading instruction that really works" spotlighting the Targeted Reading Instruction program; and "Responding to the pandemic" spotlighting our efforts to support families, caregivers, educators, and service systems during this unprecedented time.