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Supporting Change and Reform in Preservice Teaching in North Carolina (SCRIPT-NC)

Early childhood educators (ECE), including paraprofessionals, work with young children with disabilities to support learning and development. They are increasingly responsible for providing important supports ranging from direct services, to assisting with classroom management, to implementing behavioral management plans. However, while they play critical roles in the lives of young children with disabilities, little has been done to ensure that pre-service programs are adequately preparing ECEs to serve these children. Also, as classrooms have become more diverse, it is critical for early childhood educators to be adequately prepared to serve children who are linguistically and culturally diverse. The purpose of this project is to work with early childhood community college programs in North Carolina to enhance and redesign courses to better prepare ECEs to serve children with disabilities and children from diverse backgrounds.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

U.S. Department of Education

Funding Period:  

10/15/2018 to 09/30/2023

Award Amount:  

$750,000

Funding Agency:  

U.S. Department of Education

Funding Period:  

10/01/2011 to 09/30/2015

Award Amount:  

$690,000

Staff

Chih-Ing Lim, Principal Investigator
Tracey A. West, Co-Principal Investigator
Camille Catlett, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist

Publications and Other Resources

Published: 2018 Type: Journal Articles
Published: February 2014 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: November 2013 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: November 2013 Type: Other Resources
Published: October 2013 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: October 2013 Type: Other Resources
Published: April 2013 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: April 2013 Type: Other Resources
Published: February 2013 Type: Other Resources
Published: February 2013 Type: Other Resources
Published: November 2012 Type: Other Resources