FPG will partner with the North Carolina DCDEE to conduct an evaluation of a pilot implementation of the NC Preschool Pyramid Model (Pyramid Model) in selected private center-based preschool programs where NC Pre-K classrooms are housed. The pilot implementation of the Pyramid Model is an extension of the existing implementation in many NC Pre-K classrooms currently located in public school settings. The study will span a two-year timeframe (July, 2021-June, 2023). The first year of the evaluation study will be a process evaluation of the implementation activities associated with the pilot, and the second year of the evaluation will be an outcomes evaluation examining child, family, classroom, and program-level outcomes. The process evaluation will focus on what supports may be necessary to implement the Pyramid Model to fidelity in programs with and without state and/or federal support, and that may be necessary to create optimal conditions for a supported early care and education (ECE) workforce.
Evaluation of a Pilot of the Pyramid Model in NC Pre-K Classrooms in Private Center-Based Programs
Area(s) of Work: Early Care and Education & Pre-K Education
NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDED)
01/15/2022 to 11/30/2023