College of Education
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (AZCEECS)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Preschool Development Grant
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf (AZCEECS)
Co-PI(s): Mildred Maldonado Molina (Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics)
Funding Agency: Florida’s Office of Early Learning
Project Period: 3/19/2019 – 7/31/2019
Award Amount: $234,999.99
Project Title: Building a Statewide System for Inclusion
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf (AZCEECS)
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Carolina (Subcontract – DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period: 10/1/2018 – 9/30/2019
Award Amount: $38,400
Project Title: Training Teachers to Teach Vocabulary (T3V): A Professional Development Model for Toddler and Preschool Teachers of Children at Risk for Communication Difficulties
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Temple University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $217,046
Project Title: BEST in CLASS Elementary – Efficacy Trial
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): James Algina (SSESPECS)
Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $1,649,754
Project Title: OR-DRDP-ROF2018: Project CHILD: Understanding Children’s Health, Influenza, and Development
Principal Investigator: Melissa Ralston
Co-PI(s): Lindsay Thompson (Pediatrics)
Funding Agency: UF Office of Research
Project Period: 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2020
Award Amount: $85,953
Project Title: State Child Care Administrators Network (SCCAN)
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Carolina (Subcontract – Institute for Child Success Flow Through)
Project Period: 4/1/2018 – 3/31/2020
Award Amount:$39,963
Project Title: BEST in CLASS Web: A Web-based Intervention Supporting Early Childhood Teachers’ Use of Evidence-based Practices with Young Children at Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 08/01/2016–07/31/2019
Award Amount: $1,500,000.00
Project Title: Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Mathematica Policy Research
Project Period: 11/23/2013–11/21/2021
Award Amount: $243,633.00
Project Title: Impact of Professional Development on Preschool Teachers’ Use of Embedded-Instruction Practices: An Efficacy Trial of Tools for Teachers
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): James Algina, Mary McLean
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 06/01/2015–06/30/2020
Award Amount: $3,498,113.00
Project Title: Preparation and Retention of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Personnel: Preparing for Evidence-Based Practice in High Need Early Childhood Settings (Project Prepare)
Principal Investigator: Mary McLean
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Project Period: 01/02/2015–12/31/2019
Award Amount: $1,232,603.00
Project Title:  Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science–Project PLECS-IS
Principal Investigator:  Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s):  Patricia Snyder, Mary McLean, Brian Reichow
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period:  01/1/2016–12/31/2020
Award Amount:  $995,218.00
Project Title:  Evaluating a Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for Children at Risk for Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Principal Investigator:  Ann Daunic
Co-PI(s):  Nancy Corbett, Stephen Smith, James Algina
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences
Project Period:  07/01/2016–06/31/2020
Award Amount:  $3,499,958.00