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young boy sits in front of colorful mural; 2022 impact report, unc frank porter graham child development institute logo
December 2, 2022
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is excited to share its 2022 Impact Report, in which you’ll learn about how we are responding to the needs of practitioners, parents, and families—around the globe—through a variety of digital platforms and products. And you’ll find many examples of how we are working along the research-practice-policy continuum to promote positive developmental and educational outcomes for children of all backgrounds and all abilities.
woman holds two toddlers in her lap while reading a book to them
November 29, 2022
Several colleagues within FPG are collaborating on a new series of resources designed for early interventionists working with caregivers (e.g., parents, child care providers) of toddlers. Researchers from the Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules: AFIRM project and technical assistance specialists from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center partnered to produce the AFIRM for Toddler modules, of which there are currently three.
woman with short brown hair wearing navy and white top stands in building hallway and smiles at camera; heather aiken
November 22, 2022
Heather Aiken, PhD, NBCT, serves as the intervention director for Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI; formerly called Targeted Reading Intervention) at FPG. Before beginning this role, she worked for three years as a TRI literacy coach while earning her doctorate in teacher education and curriculum at UNC-Chapel Hill.
ayse belger at left in front of tar heel bus tour bus; top right map of north carolina; bottom right scenic mountain view of western north carolina
November 17, 2022
FPG Director, Aysenil Belger, joined the westbound contingent of the 2022 Tar Heel Bus Tour with the goal of gaining a better understanding about opportunities and potential collaborations for FPG throughout the state and hearing directly from community members. Launched in 1997, the Tar Heel Bus Tour is designed to demonstrate UNC-Chapel Hill’s impact in the state of North Carolina and its commitment to public service and more.