Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement


Over 50 Years of Impact


The work at Juniper Gardens Children’s Project has impacted children, parents, teachers throughout the world in the areas of behavior analysis, special education, early childhood special education, education, and psychology, in personnel preparation, and in the practices and policies of special education. Some of our recent accomplishments include:

Recent Accomplishments

Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs)
Measures of Infants and Toddlers to Detect Early Signs of Developmental Delays and Support Intervention Decision Making

  • Over 65,000 assessments conducted with 21,000 infants and toddlers
  • 2,200 registered service providers in 28 states trained on the web-based support system

Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT)
Strategies that Help Teachers Manage Students’ Classroom Behavior

  • 4,000 students in 7 states have benefited

Autism Peer Networks (APN)
Social-Communication and Literacy Training for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • 400 children with ASD have been served
  • 600 people in KS have been trained to use

Online and Applied System for Intervention Services (OASIS)
Tele-Coaching to Help Families of Children with ASD Improve Socially Appropriate Behaviors

  • 82 families have received tele-coaching training
  • 685 service providers across rural KS have been trained

Model Demonstration Center for Promoting Language and Readiness
Intervention Strategies and Tools that Build the Capacity of Adults to Support Children’s Language Development

  • 600 infants and toddlers at-risk and with developmental disabilities have benefited
  • 250 early childhood teachers and home visitors have been trained

Project Engage
Program Using Text Messaging to Enhance Parent Use of Child Language Promoting Strategies

  • 11,731 supportive and instructive coaching text messages sent by
  • 67 home visitors to 148 families

Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood
With an Aim to Test and Validate Language and Literacy Interventions for Preschoolers not Making Progress

  • 20 studies in 4 states in 5 years
  • 4,000 preschoolers in 4 states screened & provided with early literacy & language instruction

Baby-Net
A Web-Based Remote Coaching System that Promotes the Social-Emotional Health of Infants

  • 2,400 remote video-based coaching sessions completed by
  • 200 mothers and 50 home visitors in 3 states

Joint Attention Mediated Learning (JAML)
A Parent Mediated strategy to improve social communication for toddlers with ASD

  • 175 toddlers and their parents in KS, MO, NC, and IN have benefited

I-Connect
A Self-Monitoring and Mentoring System for At-Risk High School Students

  • 1,500 students supported

Research Leadership Training Program
A Research to Practice Training Program in an Urban Community

  • 71 postdoctoral fellows trained
  • 200 graduate research assistants trained
This represents only a small portion of the work at JGCP.  Please contact us to discuss specific projects or for general information.

What's New
Job Opportunities

Assistant Researcher: JGCP is conducting a research program aimed at understanding how teacher perceptions impact the outcomes of preschool children. We are seeking 1 full-time (100% FTE) Assistant Researcher who will be responsible for administering assessments and study procedures in preschool classrooms across the United States. Apply here.

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA): JGCP is seeking Graduate Research Assistants. The GRAs will assist with data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and teacher-child interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry. Apply here

Assistant Researcher/Coach (50-75% FTE): JGCP is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking an intervention coach who will be responsible for coaching Early Childhood teachers in the Kansas City Metro area in the implementation of Literacy 3D to promote early literacy and oral language development in children ages 3-5. Learn more and apply here

Assistant Researcher/Coach (50-100% FTE): JGCP is seeking 1-2 part-time intervention coaches who will be responsible for providing professional development and coaching to infant-toddler teachers in the Kansas City Metro area in the implementation of the intervention focused on social-emotional development. Learn more and apply here

Assistant Researcher-Assessor (50-75% FTE): JGCP is seeking 1-2 part time (50% - 75% FTE) assessors who will be responsible for conducting classroom observations and child assessments in infant-toddler early childhood education programs in the Kansas City Metro area in the implementation of the intervention focused on social-emotional development Learn more and apply here

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA): JGCP is seeking a GRA to work 50% FTE (20 hours per week) for the next year of the project (1 year) on the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network Project. The GRA will attend regular project meetings and will be responsible for assisting the Leadership Team and Work Groups in developing associated deliverables from research syntheses, and assisting with translation and dissemination of synthesis findings for diverse audiences including researchers, teachers, parents, and policymakers. He/she will also provide support to the Practice Based Research Collaborative and assist with BWG related intervention studies. The GRA will also be available to the Executive Team to assist with the completion of project-specific tasks including maintaining the project website and creating the bi-monthly network newsletter. Apply here

Temporary Assistant Researchers: JCGP is looking for 1-2 temporary Assistant Researchers, at 50%-75% time, who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. Learn more and apply here

Student Hourly Positions: JGCP is seeking 2-4 Student Hourlies who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. Apply here

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