Below is a selection of the Herr Research Center’s ongoing and recent projects. You may also view a list of the center’s completed projects.

Recent projects

Dual Language Learners in Chicago Public Schools

Jana Fleming, Aisha Ray, Mark Nagasawa, Jessica Manvell
Erikson is collaborating with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on a two-year research study examining the current preschool policies and practices that support dual language learners. More »

Educare Implementation Study

Mark Nagasawa, Charles Chang, Jana Fleming, Jessica Ruiz
The Implementation Study examines the core features of the Educare model in practice in order to improve practices and supports the program as it generates its own practical evaluation questions. More »

Envisioning Change

Jana Fleming, Aisha Ray, Florence Kimondo
Envisioning Change is a statewide effort to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that impact thousands of African American students beginning in the earliest years. More »

Illinois Early Childhood Fellows Program

Jana Fleming, Penny Smith
The Illinois Early Childhood Fellows Program offers a multidimensional program of leadership development to small cohorts of professionals, as well as support to build the capacity of early childhood organizations to develop and retain a diverse workforce. More »

Social Capital Project Planning

Juliet Bromer
The project helped develop a logic model for an intervention that links child, family, and community outcomes with social capital development activities. More »