College of Education
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (AZCEECS)
Funded Projects
Project Title: UNH Evaluation of Monique Burr Child Safety Program in Florida Schools
Principal Investigator: Melissa Ralston
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of New Hampshire
Project Period: 11/1/2016 – 6/30/2018
Award Amount: $122,088
Project Title:  Management and Administration for South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Principal Investigator:  Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  University of South Carolina (Subcontract–U.S. DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period:  07/01/2017–06/30/2018
Award Amount:  $52,663.00
Project Title:  Increasing Social-Emotional Outcomes for Florida’s Early Steps Infants/Toddlers:  Institutions of Higher Education Supporting the Three Model Demonstration Sites to Implement the Demonstration Site Implementation Plan
Principal Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Health
Project Period:  07/01/2017–06/30/2019
Award Amount:  $467,616.00
Project Title:  Child Care Accessibility Index:  Leveraging SC Child Care Administrative Data to Inform State CCDBG Subsidy Policies
Principal Investigator:  Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  University of South Carolina (Subcontract–NIH Flow Through)
Project Period: 09/03/2016–09/29/2017
Award Amount:  $21,265.99
Project Title:  Increasing Social-Emotional Outcomes for Florida’s Early Steps Infants/Toddlers:  Institutions of Higher Education Supporting the Three Model Demonstration Sites to Implement the Demonstration Site Implementation Plan
Principal Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  Florida Department of Health
Project Period:  02/02/2017–06/30/2019
Award Amount:  $656,151.00
Project Title:  ECTA: DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Principal Investigator:  Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  University of North Carolina (Subcontract–IES Flow Through)
Project Period:  01/16/2017–08/30/2017
Award Amount:  $33,150.00
Project Title:  Management and Administration for South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Principal Investigator:  Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Carolina (Subcontract:  DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period:  09/01/2016–06/30/2018
Award Amount:  $52,663.00
Project Title:  Building a Statewide System for Inclusion
Principal Investigator:  Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  University of South Carolina (Subcontract:  DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period:  10/01/2016–09/30/2017
Award Amount:  $38,400.00
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: 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2019
Award Amount: $1,500,000
Project Title: Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Mathematica Policy Research
Project Period: 11/23/2013–11/22/2017
Award Amount: $222,859.00
Project Title:  Development and Validation of Treatment Integrity Measures of Classroom-Based Instructional Interventions in Early Childhood Settings
Principal Investigator:  Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s):  N/A
Funding Agency:  Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract–IES flow through)
Project Period:  09/01/2014–08/31/2018
Award Amount:  $179,506.00
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: 6/1/2015–6/30/2019
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: 01/2015–12/2019
Award Amount: $1,232,603
Project Title: BEST in CLASS – Elementary: A Preventative Classroom-based Intervention Model
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2018
Award Amount: $265,347
Project Title:  Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science–Project PLECS-US
Principal Investigator:  Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s):  Patricia Snyder, Mary McLean, Brian Reichow
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period:  05/16/2015–05/15/2019
Award Amount:  $995,218.00