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NC Pre-K Earns High Marks for Children’s Outcomes

Scientists from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute have released their new study of NC Pre-K, the state’s program to prepare four-year-olds for success in kindergarten. According to FPG’s report, students enrolled in NC Pre-K show significant gains across all areas of learning. Read More...

High-Quality Early Education and Care Bring Health Benefits 30 Years Later

With substantial implications for health care and prevention policy, FPG is reporting that children who received high-quality early care and education in FPG’s Abecedarian Project from birth until age 5 enjoy better physical health in their mid-30s than peers who did not attend the childcare-based program.  Read More...

Strategies for Teaching Common Core to Teens With Autism Show Promise

Scientists at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) report that high school students with autism can learn under Common Core State Standards (CCSS), boosting their prospects for college and employment.  Read More...

Superior Visual Thinking May Be Key to Independence for High Schoolers With Autism

Researchers at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and UNC’s School of Education report that teaching independence to adolescents with autism can provide a crucial boost to their chances for success after high school. Read More...

Large-Scale Study Shows Power of Pre-K

Scientists from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) today reported that Georgia’s Pre-K Program produces significant positive outcomes for children, regardless of family income level or English language skills. FPG’s research on nearly 1,200 children reveals strong results in language, literacy, math, and general knowledge for students enrolled in the state’s universal pre-k program.  Read More...