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Promoting Parent-Child Interaction 

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Australia Early Home Learning Project

Buzhardt, J;
Baggett, K.

09/01/12-03/29/13

Parenting Research Centre

Purpose: The Parenting Research Centre (PRC), located in East Melbourne, Australia, is concluding work on the Early Home Learning Project. The purpose of this project was to identify ways to promote parents use of rich and engaging home learning environments for children ages 6-36 months of age. The investigators used the Early Communication Indicator (ECI) to assess child language outcomes and the Indicator of Parent-Child Interaction (IPCI) to assess parent-child engagement. They have contracted with Juniper Gardens to code 600 ECIs and 600 IPCIs for the Early Home Learning Project. Juniper Gardens staff receive the videotaped assessments from PRC via secure courier, code the assessments, and transmit the scores to PRC using secure electronic data transmission.

 


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  • Assistant Researcher: We are seeking a part-time to full-time Assistant Researcher for a research project that focuses on developing and implementing a coaching model for an elementary classroom management intervention. Approximately 4 school districts and 20 elementary schools with students at risk for school failure will participate in the project and contribute to the development of the program. For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
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  • Postdoctoral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a Quantitative Postdoctoral Researcher with experience that will enable them to conduct high quality behavioral, educational, and special education research in childhood settings. The goal of the training program is to prepare quantitative researchers with the collaborative and methodological skills necessary to conduct next generation of research. For more information and to apply go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
  • Postdocotral Researcher: The Postdoctoral Research Program at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP) is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers interested in developing expertise in carrying out community-engaged research to develop and implement evidence-based practices focused on early intervention, early care, and early education settings. The postdoctoral position is a full-time (100% FTE), 2 years, research-dedicated fellowship.  For more information and to apply, go hereKU is an EO/AAE.
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  • We will be offering a TPITOS certification training workshop in Kansas City, Kansas at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project on January 30-31, 2020.​ The TPITOS™ is a tool for ensuring that infant–toddler teachers are implementing the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children with fidelity. Email tpitos-jgcp@ku.edu for more information or register for the workshop by clicking the link.
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