Grants/Contracts

Greater Boston Readiness Center & Educator Provider System (2011) STEM $20,000 to teach graduate-level project-based learning course on professional development needed for the field for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 Online early childhood training (2011) Department of Early Education and Care

United Way Mass Bay (2010) Evaluation of Out-of-School Time Literacy and Learning Promotion grant

$20,000 to evaluate a summer literacy initiative in out-of-school-time settings.

US Department of Education (2009-2012) Early Reading First http://www2.ed.gov/programs/earlyreading/awards.html, Early Literacy Matters, $3,750,000 to create preschool centers of excellence.

United Way (2009) Focus groups

$10,000 to develop questions, conduct focus groups, and write a report on public opinion for support of infant and toddler care and education.

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (2006-2011) Including all Children

$580,000 Teacher prep grant to fund tuition for Early Childhood educators.

http://www2.ed.gov/teachers/nclbguide/improve-quality.html

US Department of Education (2006-2010) Early Childhood Professional Development Grant, Boston Ready

$3,600,000 to research preschool literacy curriculum implementation, including coaching, universal design, professional-development days, and coursework.

 Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (2004-09) Building Careers Grant

 

$55,000 annually to assist twenty undergraduate students to work toward BA degree.

CITI grant (2006)

$7,775 to develop three early-childhood courses for online teaching.

ICI (2004) Equity and Excellence Grant

To encourage reflective practice with faculty in University of Massachusetts Boston, Graduate College of Education.

Full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position (2004-2005); half-time position (2005-06)

VISTA volunteer coordinated community literacy initiatives in Dorchester, MA.

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (2004) Rolling Math into Science $55,000 to support K-3 teachers in three Boston public schools to use science to build mathematics skills.

Anonymous Foundation (2003) Early Literacy Partnerships

$300,000 to develop and offer three early-childhood literacy courses.

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