Early Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for Infant/Toddler Center-based Programs, 2015 - 2020

Project Overview

The overall goal the Early Head Start University Partnerships research grant program is to contribute to the knowledge base regarding how Early Head Start (EHS) and other early care and education programs can promote and improve early child development by supporting both parenting and caregiving. Researchers are working in partnership with one or more EHS center-based programs and/or EHS-Child Care Partnership programs. Together, they will implement and examine promising models, curricula, programs, or interventions that target both parents and center-based teachers as a means of achieving child development goals. Each grantee will conduct an implementation study and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention in one or more settings. Results of these studies will provide valuable information that can help guide center-based programs in their decisions regarding interventions to promote and improve early child development.

Grantees include:

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Miami

The point of contact is Kathleen Dwyer.

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