Graue, Woo and Lee present on Choice Versus Accommodation: Cultural, Family, and Child Factors in Family Pre-K Decision Making at 2019 AERA Conference

CRECE Director Beth Graue and researchers Moonjoo Woo and Jiyeon Lee presented on choice versus accommodation at the 2019 AERA Conference in Toronto, Canada.  Their paper draws from a mixed-method study examining how parents make decisions about public preK in…

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Re-Imagining Play the Anji Way

Why would a researcher travel half-way around the world to watch kids play?  CRECE Director, Beth Graue, had a very good reason for flying 20 hours to Anji, a county situated in a northwestern province of China. Along with CRECE…

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Boonstra and Graue present on “The Recurring Kindergarten Panic” to AERA in Toronto

Using frame analysis, Boonstra and Graue analyzed the ways that media have framed kindergarten as being in perpetual crisis over the past 50 years.  Their paper:  The Recurring Kindergarten Panic: Fractured Narratives in Newspaper Framing, 1964-2017, unpacks the issues and…

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CRECE Research Featured at 2019 Madison Education Partnership Symposium

CRECE Director Beth Graue shared findings from a study about  Family Decision Making about 4K Enrollment during the Annual MEP Symposium, Partnering for Progress, hosted at The Spark on April 25, 2019.  Alongside collaborators from the Madison Metropolitan School District…

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DATA and PIZZA Workshop for UW Graduate Students – Tues., April 23, 3:00-4:30 PM

Led by:          Amy Claessens (Associate Director of CRECE) and Hyunwoo Yang Datasets:     Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarten (ECLSK) 1998 & 2010 Where:         Room 259, Educational Sciences (WCER) Early childhood research has…

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WISCONSIN STRONG! High Quality Childcare and a Healthy Workforce – April 9

Business + Early Care and Education = WISCONSIN STRONG! April 9, 10 AM-noon, Madison Central Library Human resources directors and leaders of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Office of Child Care and Family Resources (UW-Madison), Satellite Family Child Care, the…

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CRECE Researchers Presenting at AERA

CRECE researchers are presenting on a variety of early childhood topics at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference.  If you are attending the 4-day meeting, look for Beth Graue, Kathryn Boonstra, Jiyeon Lee, Moonjoo Woo, and others from…

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CRECE Leads Sessions at Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Preserving Early Childhood Conference

Developmentally Appropriate Learning: Play is the Way! March 2019 in Madison, WI CRECE Director Beth Graue and colleagues presented cutting-edge research and play-based education strategies to teachers and administrators, about 250 in all, from rural and urban areas throughout Wisconsin.…

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WPR Interviews CRECE’s Beth Graue on Milwaukee Pre-K Report

Milwaukee Pre-K Programs have good access but high class sizes (listen to WPR segment) A national study focused on pre-K programs in 40 of the US's largest cities was recently released by CityHealth and the National Institute for Early Education Research.  The report…

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CRECE’s First Practitioner-in-Residence—Meredith Dodd—Inspires Early Childhood Educators in UW-Madison Visit

When expert early childhood educator Meredith Dodd came to the UW-Madison as CRECE’s first Practitioner in Residence, she brought a profound perspective and skill set to share with the pre-service and professional teachers, MMSD administrators, and researchers she met at…

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