Research-Related Courses

MMSD 4K kidsProfessor Beth Graue offers the course “Issues in Early Childhood Policy & Practice” through the University of Wisconsin—Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In this course, students explore theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives that inform early childhood policy and practice in the U.S.. Students from Graue’s 2017 Spring semester class presented their final projects to the MEP team. Final project topics included transition practices for 4K to 5K and an analysis of how 4K leaders interpret and apply state and local policy around 4K. The work produced in Graue’s class provides MEP work with a unique and informative perspective of aspiring educators.

Policy and 4K Leadership Support

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Transition to School: In Relation to the Aims of 4K and Kindergarten

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