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Three young children on a playground
April 10, 2019
ECTA Center developed a suite of free Practice Improvement Tools for practitioners and families to use with children with learning disabilities. The suite of tools is based on the Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices.
April 2, 2019
Adults on the autism spectrum are often overlooked in research studies, and there are few proven interventions designed to improve the quality of life of this population.
Doctor examining young child
March 22, 2019
On March 18, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper's office released a letter from the N.C. Early Childhood Advisory Council calling on the North Carolina General Assembly to expand North Carolina's Medicaid program. Doré LaForett was involved in the council's effort.
Adult male and two students
March 14, 2019
“My preschoolers probably don’t know I use the evidence-based practices training to make our classroom better, but if they knew they would say thank you!” – AFIRM preschool teacher
Adult with young child at a chalkboard
January 23, 2019
A new study describes the effects of high-quality classroom environments in pre-K and kindergarten as additive in relation to language and literacy skills, and multiplicative in relation to math skills.
January 18, 2019
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Funder map graphic
December 10, 2018
This month, the Heising-Simons Foundation, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, and Foundation Center will launch a joint effort to map the last ten years of philanthropic giving in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education.
Teacher showing student a puzzle
December 4, 2018
The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children is happy to announce a partnership with FPG to host CONNECT modules and courses on the DEC website.
Teacher with children
October 18, 2018
FPG will work to grow the knowledge base around STEM in early childhood, including how to increase access and participation for young children with disabilities in STEM learning through a new award.
Boy holding hands with adults
September 24, 2018
While the impacts of this hurricane are ongoing, FPG remains committed to working with your families and our community partners to dampen the impact of this tragedy on your children through our outreach and service.
Two boys playing with a sand bucket
July 18, 2018
The latest research and resources as well as news about how FPG shapes the ways in which the state and the nation care for and educate children.
Audience members
June 25, 2018
Implementation science intersects with evidence use and equity in an inaugural national summer institute.
Woman with young child
June 21, 2018
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s mission is “advancing knowledge, enhancing lives.” In the spirit of that mission, FPG joins national organizations...
Girl reading
May 24, 2018
Not only does a child’s use of vocabulary and grammar predict future proficiency with the spoken and written word, but it also affects performance in other subject areas...
Adults in meeting
May 7, 2018
This popular 3-day conference brings together dozens of world-class experts--and for the second straight year the keynote address will stream live...
Implementation Science Institute logo
April 30, 2018
A new 2-day Summer Institute will build professional and graduate students’ knowledge, skills, and strategies for supporting change...
Achsah Dorsey in lab
April 23, 2018
“Every person I spoke to wanted to know more about anemia and its effect on their children...”
Award winners
April 18, 2018
The Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Committee at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) has won the 2018 UNC Diversity Award for Intergroup Collaboration...
pinwheel in front of Memorial Hall
April 16, 2018
FPG is encouraging North Carolina residents to support Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels are an ever-present reminder to join in...