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Research Projects

Play, Literacy & Self-Regulation

Our current project explores how various approaches to play may relate to children's literacy and self-regulation outcomes.


Works in Progress

Stay tuned for infographics!


Neat Desk

A Framework for Assessment

How do educators assess learning in the context of play?


We determined 7 assessment pathways that mobilize academic and developmental learning goals in kindergarten. 

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The Play Continuum

What does play-based learning look like in practice?


We describe play as a continuum that ranges in level of child and adult control.  


Play & Literacy

How do educators integrate play and literacy learning in kindergarten?


We found two main approaches; an integrated or separated approach towards play and literacy learning.  

Play-Literacy in Kindergarten v.10 (with
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