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Educare Randomized Clinical Trial Start-Up

The purpose of this project was to launch a randomized clinical trial in six Educare schools. The Educare model of early childhood education is high-quality, center-based care and education for children from birth to age 5 in high-risk communities. The core features of the program include well-educated and supported teachers; a focus on children's social-emotional development as well as language, literacy and cognition; extensive family involvement opportunities and support; and a reliance on evidence-based practices. The start-up phase included development of study recruitment materials, obtaining IRB approval at UNC and partner universities, training agency staff for recruitment, consenting families into the study, and randomly assigning recruited families to Educare treatment and community care control groups.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Funding Period:  

01/01/2010 to 03/31/2011

Award Amount:  

$150,000

Funding Agency:  

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding Period:  

03/08/2010 to 02/28/2011

Award Amount:  

$149,981

Staff

Noreen M. Yazejian, Principal Investigator
Donna M. Bryant, Co-Principal Investigator
Diane R. Webster, Project Coordinator

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