Reflections From the Executive Office

Frank Porter Graham

One of America’s foremost early care and education research organizations is the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It has served for over ten years as the principal investigative agency for the evaluation of Educare programs, perhaps the most well-funded and ambitious early childhood initiative in America.

In this TedTalk, released April 10, 2015, one of the FPG faculty talks about the Abecedarian project, perhaps the most oft cited research project in this country that has contributed to our understanding of the long-term effects of quality early childhood education programs. Here are 13 minutes worth watching, even if you already know this material!