The Incredible Years
- This strategy can help address educational disparities, which the U.S. Department of Treasury has designated as an eligible use of SLFRF 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.