Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Jane Atwater

Assistant Research Professor
Primary office:
913 321-3143, ext. 2624
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Selected Grants

Ongoing Research Support

  1. University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc. (ACF) Atwater (PI) - 07/01/12-06/30/13 - Project EAGLE Early Head Start Expansion Educare Evaluation - Website
  2. H327A110052 - Atwater (CoPI) -  10/01/11-09/30/13 - Phase 2: Effectiveness of Mobile EBASS-Classroom CIRCLE
  3. H326M070005 - Atwater and Bigelow (CoPI's) - 01/01/08-12/31/12 - Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Assistant Researcher We are seeking one to two assistant researchers (one full-time or two part-time) for the I-Connect Plus project to provide consultation and training in the use of intervention procedures for participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers; facilitate recruitment, scheduling with school staff, and assist in consent and assent procedures. This researcher(s) will also provide ongoing monitoring and coaching to participants (adolescents and young adults with ASD), their teachers, and service providers in the use of the intervention, among other activities. View the full job posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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An additional huge thank you to our team at the Life Span Institute on campus at KU for your help. Your work is so important to us!