Recently Funded Projects

  • Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will provide leadership and professional development for the Department of Public Instruction's demonstration pre-k and kindergarten classrooms. FirstSchool staff will serve on the steering committee and participate in biannual professional development sessions for demonstration site teachers.
  • Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will work in collaboration with Child Care Services Association and the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education as appropriate to develop a plan to conduct a rigorous evaluation that will use an experimental or quasi-experimental approach to examine whether the program is implemented with high-quality and the degree to which it yields positive impacts on child outcomes.
  • The Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Evaluation project provides an external statewide evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K Program, a universal pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds. The project is currently conducting an ongoing longitudinal study of the short- and long-term learning outcomes for children who attended Georgia's Pre-K Program as well as the quality of their preschool and early elementary school experiences from pre-k through fifth grade.

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Projects with a local focus within North Carolina appear on the map below. Projects with a statewide scope within North Carolina appear on the next tab.

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