The Incredible Years
Local governments can invest in this strategy using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
- 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
- Issue Areas
K-12 educationHealth and well-being
School climate and student behavior
- Target Population
All school-aged children
- Cost per Participant
$425 to $1,970 per training program
Evidence and impacts
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
- Significant improvements in school readiness
- Significant improvements in behavior among high-risk children
- Significant decreases in conduct problems
Best practices in 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.