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Robert C. Carr

Robert C. Carr

Robert C. Carr

Research Scientist
Bypass, Room 430
Campus Box 8180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180

Biographical Statement 

Robert C. Carr is a research scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute. His research broadly considers how early childhood education programs influence children’s development of academic and social-behavioral skills; focusing on state-funded pre-kindergarten and Head Start preschool programming. A novel aspect of this research examines the conditions under which ECE effects are more or less likely to persist into subsequent grades; focusing on dimensions of K-12 education quality that may differentiate these long-term effects.

Carr completed his PhD in Education with an emphasis in Applied Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a doctoral student, he participated in pre-doctoral training programs with the Center for Developmental Science (Carolina Consortium on Human Development) and the Society for Research in Child Development (State Policy Scholars Program in Early Learning). His dissertation research was supported by a Head Start Graduate Student Research Grant from the U.S. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Carr completed his postdoctoral research training at the Center for Child & Family Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.