Center for promoting language and literacy readiness in early childhood

This is a current project.


This project is providing staff development and technical assistance to early childhood programs in Kansas City, Olathe and Topeka, Kan., and North Kansas City, Mo. One of only three such model demonstration projects in the country, the Center is collaborating with practitioners in home-based and early childhood education and preschool settings on the use of evidence-based techniques to enhance the communication and early literacy skills of children with disabilities and those at risk for language delays. The project also is evaluating how to provide continuity of services as children move from early childhood to preschool settings.

Project Administration

Dale Walker, principal investigator

Steve Warren, co-investigator

Project Contact

Dale Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Junier Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300 
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914
913-321-3143 (phone)
913-371-8522 (fax)

This is a project of:

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC)

Related Projects

Center on Outcomes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities

Developing and Testing a Model for the Use of Meaingful Outcome Measures for Infants and Toddlers

Early Headstart University Partnership in Measurement

Funded by:

U.S Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

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