Christina M. Kasprzak
Christina Kasprzak, MA, is director of the Trohanis Technical Assistance (TA) Projects at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Under Christina's leadership, the Trohanis TA Projects assist Part C and Section 619 programs in enhancing state and local systems to ensure equitable access to high-quality services and supports that result in positive outcomes for all young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. For more than 50 years, the projects of Pascal "Pat" Trohanis have implemented effective TA following key practices informed by literature, experience, and evaluation data.
Christina co-leads the Early Childhood TA (ECTA) Center and is PI on the FPG subcontract for the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems. Christina specializes in program evaluation and provides TA to states to support the measurement of child and family outcomes. She led the development of the ECTA System Framework, a guide for state leaders in evaluating their systems, identifying areas for improvement, and developing more effective, efficient systems that support implementation of evidence-based practices. In 2019, A State System Framework for High-Quality Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education was published in Topics In Early Childhood Special Education.
Christina co-authored New Voices ~ Nuevas Voces to support early childhood programs and professionals in working with culturally and linguistically diverse young children. She is committed to the transformational work of dismantling oppressive systems and creating anti-racist practices, policies, and programs that provide equitable access, experiences, and outcomes.