Payne funded by Guilford Child Development
Dr. Chris Payne (Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships) received new funding from Guilford Child Development for the project “Parent and Family Engagement Training and Technical Assistance for Early Education Providers.” The abstract for this NC Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant for this Head Start Family Engagement Project says the purpose of this project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a sustainable best-practice model of professional development aimed at strengthening family engagement and promoting positive parent-child interactions within the context of multicultural, multilingual Head Start and early education and care programs. The training and technical assistance will serve 1,217 providers in nine counties across North Carolina. Additionally, Payne received new funding from Guilford Child Development for the project “Early Learning; Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do.” UNCG’s Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships will provide training and technical assistance utilizing the CLASS and the QE-STEP professional development model to Guilford Child Development’s early education teachers and center directors as part of a research to practice grant through the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. This project will address the need for effective implementation of evidence-based best practices in early childhood learning environments.