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HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HighScope’s mission is to lift lives through education. As a leader in education HighScope envisions a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.

While HighScope conducts research in a variety of areas, it is perhaps best known for its landmark Perry Preschool Study, a longitudinal study demonstrating the effectiveness of the HighScope Preschool Curriculum and the lasting effects of high-quality preschool education. Our movement and music curriculum and elementary education approach are also based on extensive research.

Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, NC. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine; the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health; the commercialization of research discoveries through Wake Forest Innovations, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities.

Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project

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The Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project was established in 1969 with funding from the Federal government as part of our nation’s earliest attempts to provide educational services to young children with disabilities. Under the direction of Anne R. Sanford, who was the founder of CHTOP, the strategies and materials developed by CHTOP during these early years became known as the Chapel Hill Model. The Model included assessment instruments, curricula, and strategies for parent involvement and family-centered programming. In 1983, the Chapel Hill Model was validated unanimously for “exemplary program status” by the U.S. Department of Education’s Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP). Recently the Chapel Hill Model was renamed the LAP System.

Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project is a national provider of training and technical assistance services, and audiovisual and print materials, as well as a provider of direct services to families and children such as Head Start. CHTOP has assisted Federal and State governments in networking various clusters of grantees and has developed an impressive history of training and technical assistance activities and a reputation for quality product development.

The Portage Project

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What is the Portage Project?

Since 1969, The Portage Project has been a leader in the development of educational curriculum and materials for young children. The Portage Guide instructs parents how to promote the development of young children with developmental delays. It is used throughout the world in over 60 countries.

The Portage Project is a division of CESA # 5 (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 5) located in Portage, Wisconsin.  CESA 5 is one of twelve regional agencies throughout the state.  Portage Project materials were created and are distributed by CESA 5.  

CESA 5 is a private, nonprofit, tax exempt organization created in Wisconsin State Statute Chapter 116.