Noreen M. Yazejian
Noreen Yazejian, PhD, is a senior research scientist and lead of the Research and Evaluation Division at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). She has extensive experience conducting large-scale, multi-site research and evaluation studies and assessing the quality of practices in early education settings and the effects of variation in quality on children, particularly for vulnerable children. Dr. Yazejian's research focuses on early childhood program evaluation, including work related to professional development interventions, models of programming birth to five, home visiting, quality rating and improvement systems, and early childhood language and literacy.
Dr. Yazejian serves as principal investigator on a number of FPG projects, including a randomized study of Educare, which is examining the efficacy of Educare programming in 5 schools, and a large-scale implementation and outcome evaluation of the Educare Learning Network, a consortium of 24 Educare schools across the country. She also serves as Co-PI on the National Center for Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning and on a planning grant to evaluate a collective impact initiative in Guilford County, North Carolina.