FPG Publishes 2020 Impact Report

Date Published: 08/13/2020

Young girl holding a North Carolina shapeThe 2020 Impact Report is now available. In this year's report, which shares updates about our work during the past fiscal year (2019-2020), you'll learn about the ways in which we're re-rooting ourselves in proven areas of excellence—such as early care and education—and branching out where we see outstanding needs. As we remain committed to improving children's health and educational outcomes, we're devoting more resources to translating research into policy, exploring the role of prevention science, and understanding how socioeconomic, racial, and educational disparities, as well as developmental differences, impact the trajectories of children into adulthood.

This year has been one of re-commitment, momentum, and growth as our dedicated investigators and fellows have continued the innovative work that builds on FPG's 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. We are proud of how nimbly, with wisdom and creativity, they responded to the pressing needs around them, which you can read about in this report.

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.

Click one of the links below to learn more about our work and our impact across the state and the nation during the past fiscal year.

To see the report as a PDF, click here. To see the report as an interactive, page-turner, click here.