Chih-Ing Lim

Chih-Ing Lim
Chih-Ing Lim
Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist
919.843.5553
919.843.5784
Sheryl-Mar South, Room 110
Campus Box 8185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185

Chih-Ing Lim, PhD, is the co-director of the STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMIE), an OSEP-funded national center to build the knowledge on early STEM learning for children especially those with disabilities. She also leads Supporting Change and Reform in Preservice Teaching in North Carolina (SCRIPT-NC), where she works with community college faculty in North Carolina to better prepare early childhood professionals to serve children with disabilities and who are from culturally and ethnically diverse families. She is also currently supporting the Circle of Care program in Singapore which provides comprehensive set of services to children and families who are from economically disadvantaged families, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Adjunct Senior Faculty at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore.

Her research and professional interests are focused on teacher education and professional development, particularly around innovative approaches and developing web-based resources to support early childhood professionals to work with children with disabilities or with additional needs in inclusive settings. Chih-Ing's recently completed projects included co-leading the Inclusion team on the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) funded by the Administration for Children and Families, as well as the Recommended Practices modules funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). She also continues to support the use of CONNECT modules and CONNECT courses.

Prior to joining FPG, Chih-Ing worked in Singapore as a preschool officer with the Ministry of Education, where she collaborated closely with early childhood teachers and faculty to develop and pilot test the national curriculum for early childhood education. Before focusing on the early years, she was a music and math teacher as well as a school choir conductor in a secondary school in Singapore. During that time, she worked with diverse children and youths including those with learning disabilities and who were from economically disadvantaged families.

Areas of Expertise:
Professional Development
Diversity
Curriculum Development
Evidence-Based Practices
Inclusion
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• PhD, Early Childhood, Families and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• MA, Early Childhood, Families and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
• BA, Music, University of York, England