National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center

 Policymakers at both the federal and state levels are calling for increased investments in public pre-k programs, along with the requirement to evaluate these services. In response to these needs, FPG has established the National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center which is designed to help states design, implement, and evaluate pre-k and early learning programs.

The National Pre-K and Early Learning Evaluation Center provides:

  • Assistance with designing and implementing pre-k and early learning programs
  • Evaluation services for states and federally funded pre-k and early learning programs
  • Dissemination of evaluation findings to policymakers and other stakeholder groups.
If you are interested in further information about any of these services, please contact

Latest News

Speaking about the economy at Northwestern University last week, President Obama unveiled a new educational objective: enrolling 6 million children in high-quality preschool by the end of the decade. “That is an achievable goal that we know will make our workforce stronger,” said the President.
A new summary of 12 years of research on North Carolina’s pre-kindergarten program for at-risk 4-year-olds shows that “dual-language learners” make the greatest academic progress in the program. According to the report from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), while students in NC Pre-K advance across all spheres of learning, the program is especially beneficial for the state’s dual-language learners.