January 26, 2021
Autism researchers from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute have published their latest review of literature related to interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), identifying five new evidence-based practices (EBPs) and reclassifying interventions to better support those who serve children and youth with ASD.
January 21, 2021
Applications are now open for the second year of the Marvin H. McKinney Scholars Program in Research, Practice, and Policy at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The Institute is recruiting four students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for this summer internship program.
January 14, 2021
The ECTA Center is partnering to sponsor the Division for Early Childhood's 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs & Their Families, a virtual event that runs from January 21 through January 29. Many FPG staff will be presenting on a variety of topics.
January 7, 2021
Jenille Adams Morgan, MA, a longtime research specialist with the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, has been named its assistant director of equity, diversity, and inclusion in an expansion of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office at FPG.
January 5, 2021
Christina Kasprzak, MA, is a senior technical assistance specialist and head of the Technical Assistance Division at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In this Q&A, she discusses the focus of the division, projects that are underway, and her vision for the division in the coming year.
December 21, 2020
A recently released report shares the impact of the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program (PA PKC) on children's early learning and kindergarten readiness, indicating favorable benefits. The evaluation was conducted by researchers at the UNC School of Education and FPG, with support from the William Penn Foundation.
December 18, 2020
What does it take to effectively implement a Coherent Instructional System (CIS) for priority students in middle school mathematics? The National Implementation Research Network at FPG will help answer this question with a new planning grant related to math implementation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
With the Joanne Erwich Roberts Early Career Award, Nowell will study new approaches in feeding and autism
December 14, 2020
Feeding and nourishing children is one of a parent's strongest instincts, says Sallie Nowell, PhD. It is a core responsibility of parenting and an essential, often joyful, part of family life. But for families where a child has autism, issues around feeding can become a significant source of stress.
December 7, 2020
We're excited to announce a new look and feel for the Institute's website, fpg.unc.edu, after nearly a year of planning, design, development, and seamless coordination between the FPG's Information Technology Services Core, and our external affairs, and communications and marketing teams.
December 1, 2020
Implementation Division Lead Allison Metz, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and a senior research scientist. In this Q&A, she discusses some of the division's main projects currently underway and shares how the division serves the greater FPG mission of advancing knowledge to transform children's lives.
November 23, 2020
Noreen Yazejian, PhD, is a senior research scientist and head of the Research and Evaluation Division at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In this Q&A, she discusses the focus of the division, the projects that are on the horizon, and her vision for the division in the coming year.
November 16, 2020
FPG's National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) and the Jordan Institute for Families at UNC's School of Social Work are hosting the UNC Institute on Implementation Science 2020 Fall Virtual Series Nov. 17 and Dec. 4, 2020.
November 9, 2020
With parents taking on the roles as teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, they may be feeling uncertain as they navigate teaching reading for the first time. Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI) at FPG is here to help.
November 3, 2020
With a new $3.6 million grant, Cathi Propper, PhD, and her Brain and Early Experience Laboratory will study gut microbiome of children in poverty to determine its relationship to anxiety.
October 29, 2020
Meet Robin Jenkins whose leadership of the Policy Division is helping FPG become more impactful in helping people understand the 'whys' and 'hows' of what happens with child and adolescent development.
October 19, 2020
FPG postdoctoral trainee Natasha Duell received a grant from the Jacobs Foundation to study how emotion regulation and sensitivity to feedback can impact learning in adolescents.
October 13, 2020
Iheoma Iruka, PhD, an applied developmental psychologist and former associate director for research at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, has returned to FPG in a new role as the Program Director for Racial Equity.
October 12, 2020
FPG welcomes three new implementation specialists to its Implementation Division, where they'll be working on projects to bring evidence-based prevention and well-being strategies to the systems where they can truly make a difference.
October 5, 2020
FPG's IT team is a proud partner on the new project Understanding the American South, a resource that offers K-12 teachers access to high-quality lesson plans and resources for teaching about the American South and related themes.
September 25, 2020
The STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMIE) held its inaugural STEMIEFest event from September 14-18. The festival brought in 1,857 participants of various backgrounds.