Advancing Effective Interactions & Instruction in Birth-to-Five Classrooms

  • Research Project

What We Do

The Advancing Effective Interactions and Instruction (AEII) initiative supports teachers in birth-to-five classrooms to provide children with high-quality preschool experiences through individualized coaching and professional development (PD).

Project Info

Project Status: Active

Funding Source: Virginia Department of Education

Coaching and PD support are provided to select classrooms based on identified needs in school-based preschool and publicly-funded early childhood programs.

The initiative is implemented by the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education.

AEII Website

For more details about the initiative, visit the Advancing Effective Interactions & Instruction website

Project Leaders

Jason T Downer

Jason T. Downer

  • Professor
  • Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning
Cloe Frank headshot

Cloe E. Frank

  • Research Specialist
  • Implementation and Research Coordinator
Ann Shargo Lhospital

Ann Shargo Lhospital

  • Senior Scientist
Ann Partee

Ann Partee

  • Research Assistant Professor of Education
Amanda P Williford

Amanda P. Williford

  • Batten Bicentennial Professor of Early Childhood Education Associate Director for Early Childhood Education
  • CASTL Clinical Psychologist

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