College of Education
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (AZCEECS)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Measuring and Mapping Child Care Access in Alabama
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of Alabama (Subcontract – Alabama Dept. of Human Resources Flow Through)
Project Period: 10/1/2019 – 9/30/2020
Award Amount: $50,000
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: 10/1/2019 – 9/20/2020
Award Amount: $38,469
Project Title: Annual Sunshine State Early Childhood Information Portal Project Plan
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s): Elizabeth Shenkman (Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics)
Funding Agency: Florida Office of Early Learning (Subcontract – DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period: 10/7/2019 – 6/30/2020
Award Amount: $710,337
Project Title: Embedded Instruction California Year 5
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Napa County (Subcontract – California Department of Education Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020
Award Amount: $416,017
Project Title: Technical Assistance Services for the Step Up AT for Early Literacy Project to Implement the Anita Zucker Center Model of Practice-based Coaching (AZ-PBC)
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): Darbianne Shannon
Funding Agency: University of Miami (Subcontract – US Department of Education/OSEP Flow Through)
Project Period: 9/1/2019 – 3/31/2020
Award Amount: $16,083.31
Project Title: Florida Embedded Intervention and Practices with Caregivers: Early Steps Professional Development Project (FL-EPIC ESPD)
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): Brian Reichow
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Health Children’s Medical Services (Subcontract – U.S. Department of Education/OSERS Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $1,610,355
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: 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: 08/01/2016–07/31/2020
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: 01/02/2015–12/31/2020
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