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 PreKEvalCenter@unc.edu

Latest News

New research from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) reveals high-quality early education is especially advantageous for children when they start younger and continue longer. Not only does more high-quality early education significantly boost the language skills of children from low-income families, children whose first language is not English benefit even more.
Students who were enrolled in the NC Pre-K Program are making significant gains across all areas of learning through the end of kindergarten, according to a new report from scientists at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG).