Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Kathryn Bigelow

Assistant Research Professor
Primary office:
913 321-3143, ext. 2623
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Summary

Research

  • Evidence-based interventions for promoting healthy child development and learning
  • Home visiting and parenting interventions
  • Promoting child communication development
  • Promoting infant-toddler social-emotional development
  • Technology to enhance evidence-based interventions

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Ongoing Research Support

  1. Professional Development to Support Teachers’ Implementation of a Tiered Model for Promoting Social Development of Infants and Toddlers
    Bigelow (PI), Carta (Co-PI), Hemmeter (Co-PI), Irvin (Co-I), Schnitz (Co-I) (USDE-IES)
  2. The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale: Development of an Observation Scale and Coaching Model
  3. NIH0076514 -​ TALK Around Town: A Mobile App to Bridge the Word Gap - Kathy Bigelow, Dwight Irvin, Nick Eastwood-Tallmon, and Amy Turcotte
  4. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (HRSA) - Bigelow (PI) Walker (CoPI) - 07/01/15-09/30/17 - Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
  5. R62MC24946 - Bigelow (PI) Walker (CoPI) - 09/01/12-08/31/15 - Project Engage: Building Parents’ Capacity to Improve Child Language Outcomes - Website
  6. H326M070005 - Bigelow and Atwater (CoPI's) Walker (PI) - 01/01/08-12/31/12 - Center for Promoting Language & Literacy Readiness in Early Childhood​

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Statistical Scientist: Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is seeking a Statistical Scientist interested in applying and advancing their statistical knowledge to socially important educational and applied behavioral research. The chosen candidate will join a group of 11 highly successful behavioral scientists, currently overseeing 20 active research projects, as an Assistant or Associate Research Professor. For more information and to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Temporary Assistant Researchers: Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are looking for 1-2 temporary Assistant Researchers, at 50%-75% time, who 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, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Student Hourly (Data Collectors): Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking 4-10 student hourly employees who 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, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply online, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
 
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