The Incredible Years
- This strategy can help address educational disparities. The U.S. Department of Treasury has indicated that strategies that help achieve this outcome are eligible for the use of Fiscal Recovery Funds.
Investments in this strategy are SLFRF-eligible as long as they are made in qualified census tracts or are designed to assist populations or communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
- Coordinated set of programs for parents, children, and teachers
- Focused on children that have demonstrated or are at risk for behavioral problems
- Teacher training program provides classroom management strategies, teaching strategies, and relationship management skills
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Proven (highest tier)
Proven (highest tier)
Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by the National Institute of Justice, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; the second-highest level of evidence by the U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse
Elementary school-aged children
$425 to $1,970 per training program
Outcomes and impact
- Significant improvements in school readiness
- Significant improvements in behavior among high-risk children
- Significant decreases in conduct problems
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This section is under review
- High-quality, standardized training workshops ensure that teachers are prepared to deliver curriculum with fidelity.
- Weekly check-ins and peer review ensures that teachers receive and incorporate feedback.