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Dr. Karen Laparo

Photo of Dr. Karen Laparo.Dr. Karen Laparo (Human Development and Family Studies) received continued funding from the NCDHHS Division of Child Development for the project “The Measurement Development Project.”

The Measurement Development Project aims to develop a family of measures to evaluate early childhood program quality within a Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS).  Following a preliminary pilot of the entire measure in a small number of centers, the large-scale pilot will test the whole measure and process of evaluation in 300 classrooms, including 75 family child care homes.  The plans include developing a measure reflecting program and classroom quality intended to promote positive learning and developmental outcomes for children ages 0-5.