Investments in early childhood are vitally important to ensure that society capitalizes on the dynamic potential that children are born with. Healthy social and emotional development and early childhood mental health are vitally important aspects of high-quality early childhood education and building resiliency. Teacher-child interactions that are nurturing, warm, and responsive promote the healthy development of young children. The CHILD Tool (Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning and Development), developed at the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, was specifically designed to examine teacher-child interactions and the mental health climate while influencing and inspiring professional development, specifically coaching, in early childhood settings. The Institute recognizes the promise of the CHILD tool as one critical strategy and intends to integrate it into a complex set of strategies and solutions that focus on parents, caregivers, and children, throughout the City of New York.
The Institute and the CUNY Office of Early Childhood Initiatives are launching a project to provide coordination of the emerging uses of the CHILD tool across a number of related initiatives. The project explores, supports, and coordinates City, State, and other stakeholder efforts to utilize the tool in different ways and settings, while also ensuring alignment across partners and uses to ensure fidelity to the tool and consistent data collection. While also participating in statewide efforts, the coordination project will primarily focus on the NYC partner programs’ use and engagement with the tool and provide essential coordination among those committed to the implementation in selected communities with distinct partners.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the various CHILD Tool implementation and evaluation projects that are planned and that are already in process, to provide comprehensive supports to a variety of stakeholders,
The Project Coordinator will report to the Institute’s Director of Research and Evaluation and work with other Institute staff and agency partners to facilitate the Institute’s deliverables and timelines for the projects.
Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting
Communications and Partnerships
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