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Ellen Kraszewski

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EdD Candidate in Child Study and Education

Ellen is an EdD candidate in Child Study and Education at OISE. She previously completed her MA in Child Study and Education at OISE and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Sociology at the University of Guelph. Ellen has been working as a certified occasional teacher and long-term occasional teacher in Ontario since 2016. Ellen is primarily interested in kindergarten students' academic readiness for grade one and navigating Ontario's kindergarten curriculum through a play-based approach. Her dissertation research focuses on literacy learning in kindergarten and grade one and the ways in which teachers are supporting kindergarten students in developing the necessary reading skills for success in grade one and beyond. Ellen is also interested in inquiry and the arts as tools for early learning in kindergarten, as well as equitable access to appropriate resources and technology for students with special needs in the kindergarten classroom.  
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