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June 17, 2024
Kindergarten is a foundational year in a child’s education, providing a bridge from early childhood experiences to the early grades. While kindergarten is an important time for young children to learn and practice a variety of skills, there has been little focus on this stage of education. To address this, a team from FPG launched a one-year project, Kindergarten Sturdy Bridge, in September 2023.
Sherri Britt Williams is a white woman with long blonde hair; she is wearing a sleeveless green top.
June 12, 2024
After receiving requests for assistance from state and entity leaders of early childhood systems throughout the country on how to be more intentional in making changes to address disparities in how diverse groups of children and families receive supports and experience positive outcomes through their state or entity Part C and Part B, Section 619 programs, Sherri Britt Williams has led a year-long process of engaging diverse critical perspectives in the development of competencies for equity and inclusion-focused leadership.
little boy reading book on floor at home
June 7, 2024
For her doctoral dissertation, “Reading Power With and Through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: A Critical Content Analysis,” Jennifer Stone, MS, CCC-SLP, examined the 60 books provided by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) to the children who entered kindergarten in 2022. Established in 1995, DPIL is a book gifting program that mails free books to children in participating areas from birth until age five.
3 colleagues attend the INSAR conference; Brian Boyd pictured at far left
June 4, 2024
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Director Brian Boyd was recently appointed president-elect of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), a professional society that aims to engage in research and research-related activities in autism.