All Projects - Margaret R. Burchinal

  • The Child Care and Early Education Quality Features, Thresholds, Dosage, and Child Outcomes Study Design project provides a basis for federal agencies and other stakeholders to field new research on the quality of early care and education, support quality improvement initiatives and practice, and inform decision making at the state and national levels. The project focuses on center-based settings serving children from birth through age 5, focusing on children from low-income families.
    10/07/2009 - 10/23/2014
  • This project involved a multi-site randomized study of two forms of professional development for early childhood teachers: a course to teach effective teaching strategies and an individualized, web-based consultation process.
    07/01/2006 - 06/30/2013
  • FPG statisticians will collaborate with Mathmatica Policy Research on a contract with ACF to design a study to provide secondary data analysis of Head Start and other ACF datasets.
    11/01/2012 - 09/29/2016
  • The overall purpose of this research is to examine why human capital-oriented intervention programs and policies, directed at children in the preschool, middle childhood, and adolescent stages of development, have the effects, non-effects, and, in some cases, perverse effects that they do.
    09/24/2011 - 05/31/2016
  • This project will compare the developmental learning trajectories of children who attend early childhood programs with those of children who do not attend such programs and examine the factors that influence changes in those trajectories.
    09/28/2009 - 03/27/2012
  • FPG statisticians will collaborate with Mathematica Policy Research and Child Trends to design a study to develop stronger instruments to measure child care quality for infants and toddlers.
    10/15/2010 - 09/30/2013
  • The research training fellowship plan includes 6 components: an individualized research plan, postdoctoral seminar on research methodology, statistical and research design coursework as appropriate, research apprenticeship with 2 or more research grants, research internship with FPG Data Management and Analysis Core, and specialized research training off site.
    08/01/2010 - 07/31/2015
  • The primary purpose of this study is to investigate developmental pathways from infant to adolescent attachment security and to evaluate changes in attachment security in relation to social functioning and to changes in contextual factors. Central questions concern the ways in which security of attachment and working models of attachment predict the nature and quality of friendships and romantic relationships in late adolescence.
    07/01/2008 - 06/30/2014