New Federal Grant Awarded to Drs. Donna Raschke and Frank Kohler

February 9, 2011

Drs. Donna Rashke and Frank Kohler recently received a four year grant to support our Early Childhood Personnel Preparation Program.  A primary goal of this grant is to incorporate family centered practices, data based programming, and evidence-based practices into our early childhood coursework and field experiences.  Grant funds will be used to support a total of 48 ECSE teachers who are not fully certified, as well as 24 full time students who will be acquiring an MAE degree.  We will also collect follow up assessments with graduates 1-2 years after their completion of this program.  A substantive amount of information will be collected and used to improve the ECSE Program.