College of Education
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (AZCEECS)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Studying Child Care Access in Sarasota County
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Project Period: 6/21/2021 – 10/31/2021
Award Amount: $26,967
Project Title: Initial Efficacy Trial of Florida Embedded Practices and Intervention with Caregivers
Principal Investigator: Brian Reichow
Co-PI(s): Patricia Snyder, Matthew Gurka (Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 7/1/2021 – 6/30/2025
Award Amount: $3,799,856
Project Title: Video- and App-Based Naturalistic Language Instruction (VALI) for Spanish-Speaking Caregivers to Support Bilingual Language Development in Children with or At Risk for Language Delays
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 6/30/2024
Award Amount: $10,000
Project Title: Developing and Evaluating the Feasibility of a Manualized Tier 3 Problem Behavior Intervention for Young Children with Developmental Delay
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Baylor University (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/1/2020 – 7/31/2024
Award Amount: $10,000
Project Title: Building a Statewide System for Inclusion 2020
Principal Investigator: Darbianne Shannon
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of South Carolina (Subcontract – Administration for Children & Families Flow Through)
Project Period: 10/1/2020 – 9/30/2021
Award Amount: $25,212
Project Title: Practice-Based Coaching Data Informed Decision Making Model (PBC-DIDM)
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder
Co-PI(s): Darbianne Shannon
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/OSEP
Project Period: 10/1/2020 – 9/30/2024
Award Amount: $1,591,467
Project Title: Sunshine Portal – Year 2
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf
Co-PI(s): Elizabeth Shenkman (Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics)
Funding Agency: Florida’s Office of Early Learning (Subcontract – DHHS Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/22/2020 – 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $824,966
Project Title: Multi-level Determinants of Implementation and Sustainment in the Education Sector
Principal Investigator: Maureen Conroy
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (Subcontract – NIH Flow Through)
Project Period: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2024
Award Amount: $1,288,096
Project Title: Development and Evaluation of Tools for Families (TFF): An Intervention to Promote Family Engagement in Embedded Instruction in Early Learning
Principal Investigator: Crystal Bishop
Co-PI(s): Patricia Snyder
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 7/1/2020– 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $1,399,999
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 – 9/30/2021
Award Amount: $50,000
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: 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:  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:  01/1/2016–8/15/2021
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:  07/01/2016–12/31/2021
Award Amount:  $3,499,958.00