University of Virginia – Early Learning Network
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University of Virginia

Project Name

FP-3: Building an Effective PreK-3 Education System: Actionable Aspects of Policies, Programs, Schools and Classroom Processes that Promote Children’s Learning in the Nation’s 11th Largest School District

Studies

Policy and Practice Study

Researchers will conduct a descriptive analysis of systems-level policies and practices that support early learning, including interviews, focus groups and document reviews.

Classroom Observation Study

Researchers will identify malleable factors that are associated with prekindergarten through Grade 3 school readiness and achievement by observing teacher-child interactions, class time and content instruction.

Longitudinal Study

Researchers will study malleable factors associated with early learning and school achievement by following a group of children longitudinally from PreK through Grade 3.

Setting

These studies will be conducted in Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia.

About the Team

Personnel

Robert Pianta, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Robert Pianta, Ph.D.

University of Virginia
rcp4p@virginia.edu

Biography

Virginia Vitiello, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Virginia Vitiello, Ph.D.

University of Virginia
vev9m@virginia.edu

Biography

Jessica Whittaker, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Jessica Whittaker, Ph.D.

University of Virginia
jwhittaker@virginia.edu

Biography

Eric Ruzek, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Erik Ruzek, Ph.D.

University of Virginia
eruzek@virginia.edu

Biography

Marcia Kraft-Sayre, M.S.W.

Project Director

Marcia Kraft-Sayre, M.S.W.

University of Virginia
kraftsayre@virginia.edu

Biography