Author: childrenslearninginstitute

Teaching Together: Engaging Parents and Preschoolers in STEM Activities & Academic Conversations

Timeline: 2018-2022 Principal Investigator: Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation Description of the Project: This project examines the conditions in which families and young learners most benefit from “doing science and math” together among a population that is typically underserved with respect to STEM experiences–families experiencing poverty. The project uses an experimental design… Read more »

Brain, Behavior, and Injury Outcomes Program

This multidisciplinary program of research directed by Dr. Ewing-Cobbs includes longitudinal natural history studies as well as clinical trials examining a variety of outcomes in children and adults with acquired or developmental conditions that affect brain development and/or function. In injury populations, natural history projects involved assessment of cognitive, psychological health, and structural neuroimaging outcomes following traumatic… Read more »

Breaking Stereotypes through Culturally Relevant Storytelling: Optimizing Out-of-school Time STEM Experiences for Elementary-Age Girls to Strengthen their STEM Interest Pathways (FESTIVL)

Timeline: 2021-2025 Principal Investigator: Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. Co-Investigator: Gloria Yeomans-Maldonado, Ph.D. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation Description of the Project: This project will explore how an afterschool program that combines narrative and storytelling approaches, STEM role models, and family supports, sparks elementary-age girls’ interest in STEM and fosters their STEM identity. The project will evaluate… Read more »

Teaching Together: The Added Value of Tiered School Plus Home Interventions for Young Children At-Risk for Language Difficulties

Timeline: 2021-2025 Principal Investigator: Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. Co-Investigator: Sonia Cabell, Ph.D., Florida State University Funding Agency: Institute for Education Sciences Description of the Project: The purpose of this project is to examine the efficacy of the Teaching Together program for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) children who are at risk of academic difficulties due to limited oral language… Read more »

A Randomized Control Trial of a Responsive Parenting Intervention to Support Healthy Brain Development and Self-regulation in Toddlers Born Preterm

Timeline: 2020-2025 Principal Investigator: Dana DeMaster, Ph.D. Co-Investigator: Kelly Vaughn, Ph.D. Funding Agency: Herman H. Fleishman Foundation Description of the Project: The purpose of this study is to determine whether participation in the Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) parenting intervention results in increased caregiver responsiveness behaviors and to test if participation in PALS results in… Read more »

Developing Talkers: Building Effective Teachers of Academic Language Skills

Timeline: 2019-2025 Principal Investigator: Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. Co-Investigator: Jessica Logan, Ph.D., Ohio State University Funding Agency: Institute for Education Sciences Description of the Project: Researchers will evaluate the impact of two theoretically distinct versions of an intervention called Developing Talkers (DT) that uses a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS). The Developing Talkers adaptive system of… Read more »

Examining the Cost-effectiveness of Continuous Improvement Models for Preschool Teachers: Balancing PD Structures to Match Teacher Need

Timeline: 2018-2023 Principal Investigator: April Crawford, Ph.D. Co-Investigators: Michael Assel, Ph.D. Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Ph.D. Susan Landry, Ph.D. Tricia Zucker, Ph.D. Funding Agency: Institute for Education Sciences Description of the Project: The goal of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of a statewide professional development (PD) program called Texas School Ready (TSR) that has been… Read more »

Building Coaching Capacity: Development of the Core Competencies for Coaching Professional Development Program (C3PD)

Timeline: 2020-2024 Principal Investigator: April Crawford, Ph.D. Co-Investigator: Cheryl Varghese, Ph.D. Funding Agency: Institute for Education Sciences Description of the Project: We will develop a generalizable professional development model, Core Coaching Competencies Professional Development (C3PD), that supports coaches who work with early childhood classroom teachers in diverse programmatic contexts (public school pre-K, Head Start, childcare).… Read more »

Promoting the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Head Start and Early Head Start Education Staff through the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) Program

Timeline: 2021-2025 Principal Investigator: Yoonkyung Oh, Ph.D. Co-Investigator: April Crawford, Ph.D. Funding Agency: Administration for Children and Families Description of the Project: This project to the Head Start University Partnership: Building the Evidence Base for ECE Workforce Well-Being Topic will conduct a blocked cluster randomized-controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the efficacy of the Cultivating Awareness… Read more »