All Projects - Donna M. Bryant

  • 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
  • This longitudinal study of a multimodal integrated preschool program was designed to improve children's school readiness by promoting pre-literacy, communication, mathematics, and socioemotional skills in children at risk for school difficulties.
    09/26/2003 - 07/31/2010
  • 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
  • This project employed a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate NC's Smart Start initiative and to help local Smart Start partnerships evaluate their own programs.
    09/01/1993 - 06/30/2003
  • The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning partnered with FPG Child Development Institute to jointly evaluate a summer pre-k program and two quality improvement initiatives sponsored by the Department. FPG also provided assistance with developing and piloting a quality continuum framework for early care and education programs.
    09/01/2010 - 09/30/2014
  • The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Georgia’s regulatory process for licensing center-based child care programs and family child care homes.
    04/19/2012 - 05/31/2013
  • NCEDL was created to provide national leadership and advance knowledge in early childhood development and learning. It aimed to enhance cognitive, social and emotional development of children birth through eight years and to support families.
    03/01/1996 - 02/28/2005
  • 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 - 08/31/2019
    04/01/2011 - 08/31/2019
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • 05/01/2014 - 12/31/2020
  • The purpose of this project was to conduct a statewide needs and resources assessment concerning the status of children under 6 in North Carolina. The study focused on the numbers of children in various types of child care, the quality of their care, and the numbers of children not in an early childhood education setting.
    02/10/2003 - 06/30/2004
  • This project conducted a pilot test of the proposed North Carolina school readiness assessment system with a sample of 1,000 kindergarten children and 500 elementary schools across NC. This assessment system gathered information about the condition of children as they enter school as well as schools' capacity to educate all children who enter public kindergarten.
    05/01/2000 - 08/31/2002
  • This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nuestros Niños program on the language, literacy, math, and socioemotional outcomes of Spanish-speaking English language learners during the pre-kindergarten year and to examine the extent to which the effects of the pre-kindergarten intervention are maintained at entry into kindergarten and 1st grade.
    03/05/2009 - 02/28/2015
  • 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 was a randomized control trial of the Partnerships for Inclusion (PFI) model of assessment-based, individualized, on-site consultation. The evaluation study was called QUINCE (Quality Interventions for Early Care and Education). Quality consultants from 24 community agencies in five states (California, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Carolina) participated as well as 108 child care teachers, 263 FCC home providers, and 710 children.
    09/30/2003 - 09/29/2008