Current Projects

  • The FirstSchool team will deploy an online course to promote student communication in PreK through third grade education. Participants in the online course will include PreK through third grade teachers and administrators. The course will begin in September 2018 and conclude in May 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The overall goal of this project is to improve services, program management, and child outcomes for preschool children in the Exceptional Children Program in all Local Education Agencies across North Carolina through the development of a statewide system of professional development and support. Activities provide support for local coordinators and staff who serve preschool exceptional children through training, technical assistance, follow up, networking, and opportunities for collaboration.
  • The Early Intervention Branch in the Women’s and Children’s Health Section of the Division of Public Health is the lead agency for services to NC children birth to three years old with developmental disabilities. This project will provide analysis of the federal required data on the family outcomes of NC Early Intervention (NC EI), as well as advise the program administrators on how to utilize the family outcome data to inform state and local program improvement.
  • The NCIC-TP project is a collaborative effort to help counties in NC successfully and sustainably implement the Triple P system of interventions. The project began in 2014 with a two year implementation evaluation of Triple P. Data from that evaluation, along with emerging evidence from implementation science and best practice, is the foundation of the information, learning, and implementation support resources offered by NCIC-TP to NC counties interested in or currently scaling-up Triple P.
  • The National Implementation Research Network within UNC-Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Institute will support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to develop a team of leaders and coaches' capacity to use an instructional fidelity observation tool, the Observation Tool for Instructional Supports and Systems (OTISS), to identify and align supports needed to achieve academic success for every student in every school.
  • The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will conduct a rigorous evaluation of Pennsylvania's state-funded pre-k program Pre-K Counts to determine whether the program is achieving its goal of building the necessary skills and competencies that enable three- and four-year-olds in Pennsylvania to be kindergarten-ready.
  • The University of North Carolina's postdoctoral research program will provide postdoctoral fellows with extensive research training in special education with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the efficacy of interventions and instructional practices for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The overarching goal of this program is to prepare four fellows (with 2 years of training each) to conduct high-quality special education research related to children and youth with ASD.
  • The purpose of this project is to develop and test an intervention to support the development of adolescents' self-regulation skills during the middle school years. The Self-Regulation Skills for Success (SRSS) intervention will adapt and integrate strategies from existing evidence-based programs guided by a theory of change that intentionally targets self-regulatory processes in need of support and development during early adolescence: immature cognitive controls, increased emotionality and stress reactivity, and responsivity to peers.
  • The Children’s Trust of South Carolina is planning to scale-up the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program system of interventions in several South Carolina communities. FPG's Implementation Capacity for Triple P (ICTP) project team, already working to support a similar statewide Triple P initiative in North Carolina, is providing active implementation support and implementation science guidance to help the South Carolina Triple P project become successful and sustainable.