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Dale C. Farran

Former Nonresident Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Center on Children and Families

Dale C. Farran is the Antonio and Anita Gotto Chair in Teaching and Learning, and a professor in Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is also Senior Associate Director of the Peabody Research Institute. Prior to Vanderbilt, Dr. Farran spent 10 years with the Abecedarian Project; 3 years in Hawaii at the Kamehameha School; and 9 years at UNC-Greensboro.

She has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-PI of several large longitudinal randomized control trials of various approaches to prekindergarten education. Recently she and her colleagues have evaluated possible measures for assessing self regulation in young children as well as a cluster randomized control trial of the Tools of the Mind prekindergarten curriculum. Currently she is following the children, now in 6th grade, who were a part of a pre-k math intervention.  In addition she is the Co-PI of the only RCT of a state wide pre-kindergarten program, with recent funding to follow the sample through middle school. Dale Farran is also a contributor to the Evidence Speaks project.

Dale C. Farran is the Antonio and Anita Gotto Chair in Teaching and Learning, and a professor in Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is also Senior Associate Director of the Peabody Research Institute. Prior to Vanderbilt, Dr. Farran spent 10 years with the Abecedarian Project; 3 years in Hawaii at the Kamehameha School; and 9 years at UNC-Greensboro.

She has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-PI of several large longitudinal randomized control trials of various approaches to prekindergarten education. Recently she and her colleagues have evaluated possible measures for assessing self regulation in young children as well as a cluster randomized control trial of the Tools of the Mind prekindergarten curriculum. Currently she is following the children, now in 6th grade, who were a part of a pre-k math intervention.  In addition she is the Co-PI of the only RCT of a state wide pre-kindergarten program, with recent funding to follow the sample through middle school. Dale Farran is also a contributor to the Evidence Speaks project.

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