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Evaluation of a Pilot of the Pyramid Model in NC Pre-K Classrooms in Private Center-Based Programs

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.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDED)

Funding Period:  

01/15/2022 to 12/30/2022

Award Amount:  

$664,305

Staff

Sandra L. Soliday Hong, Principal Investigator
Ronald Seifer, Co-Principal Investigator
Jennifer M. Baucom, Client Support & Engagement Lead
Julie Chin, Educational Technology Specialist
Thomas W. Leggett, Applications Analyst
Cristina Luna-Evans, Research Assistant
Jada F. Walker, Project Coordinator
Catasha A. Williams, Technical Assistance Specialist
Sherri Britt Williams, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Sabrina Zadrozny, Data Management and Analysis Core Director