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The deadline to submit a stipend application was June 30, 2024. No further stipend applications are being accepted at this time. Please direct all questions regarding the status of your application to NevAEYC at 775-327-0680.

Research opportunity for educators working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers!

Are you an educator in an early childhood classroom?

Vanderbilt University is recruiting participants for a research survey to understand the experiences and training of early childhood education (ECE) teachers across the US. Their work seeks to better understand ECE teachers’ level of preparedness in supporting young children with disabilities, particularly children with visual impairments. Individuals with and without experience and training in visual impairments are encouraged to participate. With the majority of brain development occurring before the age of five, they want to ensure the perspectives of the educators responsible for that development are heard.

If interested, please complete this brief screener survey which will take just one to three minutes to complete: Survey Screener

After reviewing your screener responses, they will send you a link to complete the full survey. The full survey will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you can enter a raffle to be randomly selected for one of ten $25 gift cards to Amazon or Target.

Please participate if you…

  • Are a classroom teacher (lead, assistant, educational assistant, etc.) in an infant, toddler, or preschool program (public or private)
  • Provide direct care of students at any age between zero and five years old
  • Taught in the 2021-22, 2022-23 or 2023-24 school years in the United States

Questions? Email Jasmine Low ( or Dr. Rachel Schles (

This study is being conducted with the oversight of the Vanderbilt Human Research Protections Program who can be contacted at (615) 322-2918.