All Projects - Noreen M. Yazejian

  • This project will conduct a randomized clinical trial in five Educare schools. It will include longitudinal follow-up of 250 infants and their families through kindergarten. Measures will include annual child developmental assessments, videotaped parent-child interaction observations, and parent interviews and surveys. The specific aim of the project is to examine the effectiveness of Educare, a model early intervention program for children from low-income families.
    03/01/2011 - 12/30/2012
    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016
    03/01/2011 - 08/31/2017
    03/01/2011 - 08/31/2015
    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2016
    12/01/2011 - 12/31/2014
  • The purpose of this project is to serve as the overall implementation evaluation lead for an expected 10-year initiative, taking primary responsibility for designing and conducting a comprehensive implementation evaluation, while also coordinating and aggregating the evaluative activities and results of several partner organizations to ensure that data and findings are synthesized and packaged to support learning and continuous improvement.
    01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • The goal of this project is to conduct follow-up studies of Educare graduates as they enter kindergarten and progress through the early elementary years. A team at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will coordinate and support the Educare local evaluators as they launch new follow-up studies or expand existing follow-up study efforts in 8-12 U.S. cities where there is an Educare school. This 3-year project will gather data on at least 3 years of Educare graduates and, in some sites, data from their parents as well.
    03/01/2015 - 08/31/2021
  • This qualitative study will examine data utilization processes in Educare schools. The multi-method evaluation will include key informant interviews and focus groups, as well as review of data-sharing documents and agreements.
    01/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • The purpose of this project was to launch a randomized clinical trial in six Educare schools.
    01/01/2010 - 03/31/2011
    03/08/2010 - 02/28/2011
  • FPG’s evaluation of Smart Start's Organizational Capacity Building Initiatives examined three initiatives -- Leaders' Collaborative and Leading for Equity, Organizational Consultation, and Interactive Website.
    10/19/2011 - 02/29/2012
  • The purpose of this project is to evaluate the policies, processes, and implementation of the Mississippi Child Care Quality Stars program. This project involves collection of focus group data from parents and providers, as well as review of policies and criteria for Mississippi’s quality rating improvement system. The research questions guiding this project will help Mississippi increase the number of child care programs that provide quality care and early learning experiences for children and families.
    08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015
  • The purpose of this project is to conduct a validation study of center-based programs registered in ExceleRate Illinois as well as a child outcomes study of preschool-aged children. Through gathering of program and classroom observations; director, teacher, and parent surveys; and child assessments, results will help examine the extent to which ExceleRate Illinois meaningfully distinguishes program quality and the extent to which rating levels relate to child outcomes.
    12/17/2014 - 12/31/2016
  • This purpose of this project is to conduct an evaluation of Montana’s Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MECHV) Program. Major tasks to be completed include analysis of existing data, surveys of program staff, interviews with key stakeholders, and document reviews. The evaluation will contribute vital information related to home visiting programs within the early care and education system for policy makers, program administrators, and other stakeholders in Montana.
    11/15/2013 - 09/30/2016
  • The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is partnering with ZERO TO THREE to support the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning through four major activities: 1) building implementation science capacity; 2) designing and supporting a performance evaluation; 3) providing cross-sector partnership and leadership with activities conducted by the National Center; and 4) providing content area expertise.
    09/30/2015 - 09/29/2017
    09/30/2017 - 09/29/2018
    09/30/2018 - 09/29/2019
    09/30/2019 - 09/29/2020
  • This project consists of planning and implementing an evaluation of The Educare Learning Network, a consortium of programs nationwide providing high quality learning environments for at-risk children from birth to 5 years. The evaluation will document the features of Educare and how implementation of the model contributes to program quality and links to child and family outcomes.
    04/01/2011 - 08/31/2020
    04/01/2011 - 08/31/2020
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • The evaluation of the North Carolina Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant Transformation Zone will examine the extent to which the TZ communities have been able to enhance their capacity to improve the quality of their early childhood systems, including policy, practice, and infrastructure changes to support successful implementation of evidence-informed practice.
    02/03/2014 - 12/31/2015
  • The purpose of this project is to conduct a process evaluation of North Carolina’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program that will examine service integration and coordination and collaboration among agencies serving families with young children in seven NC communities.
    04/01/2012 - 09/30/2012
    10/01/2012 - 09/30/2013
  • This project conducted a process evaluation and short-term outcome evaluation of Miami-Dade County's Quality Counts initiative, a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS)and professional development initiative.
    07/01/2008 - 06/30/2012
  • The purpose of this project was to work collaboratively with Quality Counts leaders and stakeholders to revise their logic model and discuss issues related to validating Quality Counts.
    10/01/2012 - 10/31/2012
  • This validation study of North Carolina's tiered quality rating and improvement system (TQRIS) included two phases. Phase I involved collection of data to inform the development of alternative TQRIS models. Phase II involved the conduct of classroom observations, director interviews, surveys of teachers, and child assessments to examine whether the test model developed in Phase I is related to program and classroom quality and to child outcomes. Findings will inform possible revisions to NC's TQRIS.
    01/01/2013 - 06/30/2016