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    What does it take to improve quality of #earlychildhood programming & workforce in their participating #childcare centers? NIRN is working with @SERPromise to find out. Learn more about @ImpScience’s work with Southeast #Raleigh Promise:

    Through the FirstSchool Support for Demonstration Classrooms project, FPG will provide leadership and #professionaldevelopment for the Department of Public Instruction’s demonstration pre-k and #kindergarten #classrooms. Learn more:

    FPG is home to the Trohanis #TechnicalAssistance Projects, which are dedicated to improving the availability & quality of services, and ensuring optimal outcomes, for very young #children with, or #atrisk for, #disabilities and their families. Learn more:

    #Teenagers can have harsh #innercritics. #Teens can learn #selfcompassion online in 8 sessions with FPG Fellow & @PsychiatryUnc Assistant Professor @karenbluth | Monday and Thursday evenings, Aug 3-Aug 27; 4:30-6pm | Registration & information:

    The Early Education in Rural North Carolina project is an @earlylearnnet project that works to investigate how #earlyeducation reduces #achievementgaps related to #race and #income in #rural areas in the United States. Learn more:

    FPG #Implementation #Scientist Julie Austen credits a nontraditional path for informing her whole-hearted dedication to the kinds of systems-level change & capacity building necessary to advance the quality of life for all children:

    FPG is a hub for #autism #research. Investigators at FPG conduct research and provide #professionaldevelopment and technical assistance support through a wide variety of autism focused projects. Learn more:

    The Family Life Project is a multi-university program that seeks to understand the development of critical child skills in both poor and non-poor young #children growing up in #rural areas characterized by high #poverty. Learn more about the project:

    How can Local Implementation Agencies support #TripleP #implementation? A monthly newsletter with #resources and #tips for local providers can be a key tool. This one from @CabarrusHealth focuses on two timely issues. @DukeEndowment @PCANC #NCTripleP #ImpPractice

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    About Us

    For more than 50 years, the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has worked to promote positive developmental and educational outcomes for children of all backgrounds and abilities from the earliest years. We are dedicated to conducting rigorous, interdisciplinary research; informing public policy and supporting systems change; and improving the lives of vulnerable children through evidence-based practice. We need partners as we build toward a future where every child has equal opportunity for health, safety, and happiness. Join us as we work to develop programs and initiatives that improve the lives of children and families in our state, nation, and beyond. 


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