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Spring 2018  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (54878)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
This is the cornerstone course for the Early Childhood Policy certificate at the U of M (http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/certificate/EarlyChildhoodPolicy.html). See ClassInfo for more information about 5413: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hayak006+PA5413+Spring2018 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?nsmerill+PA5413+Spring2018
Class Description:
PA 5431 Early childhood and public policy will be taught in Spring 2017 by Dr. Momo Hayakawa and Nicole Smerillo, MPP. Momo has a PhD in Child Development from the University of Minnesota and currently works as a Research Associate at the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC), where she is the Project Manager of the Child-Parent Center Expansion program and is involved in the implementation and evaluation of a PreK through third grade educational intervention targeted toward children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. She has also supported the implementation of a parent program within the Midwest Child-Parent Center intervention program across 30 schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, working with principals, teachers, community liaisons, and various school staff to implement a culturally sensitive evidence-based program. Nicole Smerillo has a MPP from the Humphrey School and holds the University's Early Childhood Policy Certificate. She previously worked at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, and is currently a Research Fellow and Senior Research Analyst with HCRC, as well as a member of the Minnesota PreK-3 Design Team. She is pursuing her PhD in Education Policy and Leadership in OLPD at the UMN. Her research involves short and long term impacts of high-quality, PreK-3rd grade programs. Humphrey School and Institute of Child Development faculty, Art Rolnick, Judy Temple and Arthur Reynolds will participate in the class on various dates. Invited guests will include members of the policy, research, and advocacy community. PA 5431 is a required course for students seeking the University of Minnesota's Early Childhood Policy Certificate. All interested students, however, are invited to register. Class time will consist of lectures, discussion, invited speakers, small group activities and student presentations.
Description: How can public policy improve the lives of children and families? Research and policy aimed at this goal requires an in-depth understanding of how and why children develop the way they do. To what extent do governmental policies that affect children and families reflect the knowledge developmental scientists have about factors influencing child development? This course is designed to provide an intensive overview of the science of child development, with an emphasis on young children. Students will come away with an understanding of key factors in healthy development and understand how science informs public policy. This course will highlight context and use an ecological approach (e.g. family, school, community) to child development as a foundation for analyzing programs and policies for children and their families. Students will become acquainted with ecological theories of child development and with related research and tools to measure child development. Students will then draw on these theories and research studies to analyze current federal, state, and local programs and policies aimed to reduce childhood poverty and child neglect/maltreatment, and promote child health /mental health and school readiness. Students will write a major term paper in which they will use theory and research on child development to analyze a program or policy of choice.
Grading:
Standard University of Minnesota grading policies will be in effect. All grading will be based on a rubric that will be presented to students at the time of the assignment. Per the syllabus, grading will be based on in-class participation, on-line discussion assignments, reflection papers on current policy topics, assignments, and the final paper.
Exam Format:
Final paper and final quiz.
Class Format:
The course structure will be a mix of lecture, group discussions, weekly guest speakers, and student facilitations. Momo and Nicole will switch off teaching throughout the semester. Active learning strategies will be employed to increase student engagement.
Workload:
Students are expected to complete reading assignments on time, participate in on-line and in-person discussions, reflections, and attend all classes regularly.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5413~001&term=1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hayak006_nsmerill_PA5413_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 November 2016

Spring 2017  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (55403)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Thu 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-126
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
This is the cornerstone course for the Early Childhood Policy certificate at the U of M (http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/certificate/EarlyChildhoodPolicy.html). See ClassInfo for more information about 5413. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hayak006+PA5413+Spring2017 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?nsmerill+PA5413+Spring2017
Class Description:
PA 5431 Early childhood and public policy will be taught in Spring 2017 by Dr. Momo Hayakawa and Nicole Smerillo, MPP. Momo has a PhD in Child Development from the University of Minnesota and currently works as a Research Associate at the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC), where she is the Project Manager of the Child-Parent Center Expansion program and is involved in the implementation and evaluation of a PreK through third grade educational intervention targeted toward children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. She has also supported the implementation of a parent program within the Midwest Child-Parent Center intervention program across 30 schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, working with principals, teachers, community liaisons, and various school staff to implement a culturally sensitive evidence-based program. Nicole Smerillo has a MPP from the Humphrey School and holds the University's Early Childhood Policy Certificate. She previously worked at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, and is currently a Research Fellow and Senior Research Analyst with HCRC, as well as a member of the Minnesota PreK-3 Design Team. She is pursuing her PhD in Education Policy and Leadership in OLPD at the UMN. Her research involves short and long term impacts of high-quality, PreK-3rd grade programs. Humphrey School and Institute of Child Development faculty, Art Rolnick, Judy Temple and Arthur Reynolds will participate in the class on various dates. Invited guests will include members of the policy, research, and advocacy community. PA 5431 is a required course for students seeking the University of Minnesota's Early Childhood Policy Certificate. All interested students, however, are invited to register. Class time will consist of lectures, discussion, invited speakers, small group activities and student presentations.
Description: How can public policy improve the lives of children and families? Research and policy aimed at this goal requires an in-depth understanding of how and why children develop the way they do. To what extent do governmental policies that affect children and families reflect the knowledge developmental scientists have about factors influencing child development? This course is designed to provide an intensive overview of the science of child development, with an emphasis on young children. Students will come away with an understanding of key factors in healthy development and understand how science informs public policy. This course will highlight context and use an ecological approach (e.g. family, school, community) to child development as a foundation for analyzing programs and policies for children and their families. Students will become acquainted with ecological theories of child development and with related research and tools to measure child development. Students will then draw on these theories and research studies to analyze current federal, state, and local programs and policies aimed to reduce childhood poverty and child neglect/maltreatment, and promote child health /mental health and school readiness. Students will write a major term paper in which they will use theory and research on child development to analyze a program or policy of choice.
Grading:
Standard University of Minnesota grading policies will be in effect. All grading will be based on a rubric that will be presented to students at the time of the assignment. Per the syllabus, grading will be based on in-class participation, on-line discussion assignments, reflection papers on current policy topics, assignments, and the final paper.
Exam Format:
Final paper and final quiz.
Class Format:
The course structure will be a mix of lecture, group discussions, weekly guest speakers, and student facilitations. Momo and Nicole will switch off teaching throughout the semester. Active learning strategies will be employed to increase student engagement.
Workload:
Students are expected to complete reading assignments on time, participate in on-line and in-person discussions, reflections, and attend all classes regularly.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5413~001&term=1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hayak006_nsmerill_PA5413_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 November 2016

Spring 2016  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (59257)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
This is the cornerstone course for the Early Childhood Policy certificate at the U of M (http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/certificate/EarlyChildhoodPolicy.html). See Course Guide for more information about 5413. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hayak006+PA5413+Spring2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?nsmerill+PA5413+Spring2016
Class Description:
PA 5431 Early childhood and public policy will be taught in Spring 2015 by Dr. Momo Hayakawa and Nicole Smerillo, MPP. Momo has a PhD in Child Development from the University of Minnesota and currently works as a Research Associate at the Human Capital Research Collaborative, where she is the Project Manager of the Child-Parent Center Expansion program and is involved in the implementation and evaluation of a preschool through third grade educational intervention targeted toward children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. She has also supported the implementation of a parent program within the Midwest Child-Parent Center intervention program across 30 schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, working with principals, teachers, community liaisons, and various school staff to implement a culturally sensitive evidence-based program. Nicole Smerillo has a MPP from the Humphrey School and a certificate from the early childhood policy program. She is currently a Senior Research Analyst with the Human Capital Research Collaborative, also pursuing her PhD in Education Policy and Leadership in OLPD at the UMN. Her research involves short and long term impacts of high quality PreK-3rd grade programs. Humphrey School and Institute of Child Development faculty, Art Rolnick, Judy Temple and Arthur Reynolds will participate in the class on various dates. Invited guests will include members of the policy, research, and advocacy community. PA 5431 is a required course for students seeking the University of Minnesota's Early Childhood Policy Certificate. All interested students, however, are invited to register. Class time will consist of lectures, discussion, invited speakers, small group activities and student presentations.
Description: How can public policy improve the lives of children and families? Research and policy aimed at this goal requires an in-depth understanding of how and why children develop the way they do. To what extent do governmental policies that affect children and families reflect the knowledge developmental scientists have about factors influencing child development? This course is designed to provide an intensive overview of the science of child development, with an emphasis on young children. Students will come away with an understanding of key factors in healthy development and understand how science informs public policy. This course will highlight context and use an ecological approach (e.g. family, school, community) to child development as a foundation for analyzing programs and policies for children and their families. Students will become acquainted with ecological theories of child development and with related research and tools to measure child development. Students will then draw on these theories and research studies to analyze current federal, state, and local programs and policies aimed to reduce childhood poverty and child neglect/maltreatment, and promote child health /mental health and school readiness. Students will write a major term paper in which they will use theory and research on child development to analyze a program or policy of choice.
Grading:
Standard University of Minnesota grading policies will be in effect. All grading will be based on a rubric that will be presented to students at the time of the assignment. Per the syllabus, grading will be based on in-class participation, on-line discussion assignments, reflection papers on current policy topics, assignments, and the final term paper.
Exam Format:
Final term paper in lieu of exam.
Class Format:
The course structure will be a mix of lecture, group discussions, weekly guest speakers, and student presentations. Nicole will instruct the majority of the first half of the semester, while Momo will instruct the majority of the second half of the semester.
Workload:
Students are expected to complete reading assignments on time, participate in on-line and in-person discussions, and attend all classes regularly.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5413~001&term=1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hayak006_nsmerill_PA5413_Spring2016.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 October 2015

Spring 2015  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (61133)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
This is the cornerstone course for the Early Childhood Policy certificate at the U of M (http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/certificate/EarlyChildhoodPolicy.html). See Course Guide for more information about 5413.
Class Description:
PA 5431 Early childhood and public policy will be taught in Spring 2015 by Momo Hayakawa. Momo has a PhD in Child Development from the University of Minnesota and currently works as a research scientist at the Human Capital Research Collaborative, where she is involved in the implementation and evaluation of a preschool through third grade educational intervention targeted toward children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. Within the field of early childhood education programs, she is particularly interested in examining the predictors and impacts of parent involvement and engagement within a school-family-community partnership. She has also supported the implementation of a parent program within the Midwest Child-Parent Center intervention program across 30 schools in 3 districts, working with principals, teachers, community liaisons, and various school staff to implement a culturally sensitive evidence-based program. Humphrey School and Institute of Child Development faculty Art Rolnick, Judy Temple and Arthur Reynolds will participate in the class on various dates. Invited guests will include members of the policy, research, and advocacy community. PA 5431 is a required course for students seeking the University of Minnesota's Early Childhood Policy Certificate. All interested students, however, are invited to register. Class time will consist of lectures, discussion, invited speakers, small group activities and student presentations. Description: How can public policy improve the lives of children and families? Research and policy aimed at this goal require an in-depth understanding of how and why children develop the way they do. To what extent do governmental policies that affect children and families reflect the knowledge developmental scientists have about factors influencing child development? This course is designed to provide an intensive overview of the science of child development, with an emphasis on young children. Students will come away with an understanding of key factors in healthy development and understand how science informs public policy. This course will highlight context and use an ecological approach (e.g. family, school, community) to child development as a foundation for analyzing programs and policies for children and their families. Students will become acquainted with ecological theories of child development and with related research and tools to measure child development. Students will then draw on these theories and research studies to analyze current federal, state, and local programs and policies aimed to reduce childhood poverty and child neglect/maltreatment, and promote child health /mental health and school readiness. Students will write a major term paper in which they will use theory and research on child development to analyze a program or policy of choice.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5413~001&term=1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hayak006_nsmerill_PA5413_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 November 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (68284)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert.
Class Notes:
Weekly guest speakers including legislators, lobbyists and researchers will explore and critique early childhood policies with a focus on innovative approaches in Minnesota. Nora Slawik is former state legislator and chair of the Early Education Finance committee. Graduate students interested in early childhood policy as well as community members with experience in the early childhood field are encouraged to enroll. See Course Guide for more details about the course. This course serves as the cornerstone for the Early Childhood Policy certificate at the U of M (http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/certificate/EarlyChildhoodPolicy.html).
Class Description:
Early childhood investments are proven to give a significant return on the investment of the state government dollar. Learn about Minnesota's deep education achievement gap and strategic ideas for closing it in this class. Early Childhood and Public Policy is the cornerstone class for the Regent's approved Early Childhood Policy Certificate, which is intended to develop individuals' capacity to apply research-informed knowledge of early development to federal and state policies affecting children up to age 8. If you are interested in education policy or working with the legislature, this is a great course for you. Weekly guest speakers including legislators, lobbyists and economists -- will explore the policy gaps and innovative approaches in Minnesota, such as early education scholarships and the federal Race to the Top grant funding. For an excellent introduction to early education policy and how it can significantly impact the positive trajectory of a child's life, join this class taught by former legislator and Chair of the Early Education Finance Committee, Nora Slawik. Graduate students in the areas of early childhood and public policy as well as community members with experience in the early childhood field are the intended audience. The course must be taken on an A/F grading basis to apply towards the certificate. Nora Slawik works at the Director of Education for the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM). She manages monthly targeted workshops, innovative interest based social skills programs, and directs training for parents of the newly diagnosed and group-specific training for organizations such as Kids Hair and the Children's Theatre Company. Slawik began her term as Mayor of Maplewood in January of 2014 working in a leadership role implementing policies, budgets and community services. She is an appointed member of the of the Gateway Corridor Commission, the Rush Line Task Force and the Transportation Advisory Board. Slawik served seven terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives focusing on early childhood and human services issues. Prior to that she worked as a development professional with nine years of nonprofit experience.
Grading:
40% Reports/Papers
10% Special Projects
30% Written Homework
10% Attendance
10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Class attendance also weighs into the final grade if the student misses more than two of the weekly classes.
Class Format:
20% Lecture
20% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
20% Guest Speakers Experts in the areas related to young children speak regularly on kindergarten readiness, statistical preschool studies, legislation, poverty,economics and workforce issues.
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
13 Homework Assignment(s)
Other Workload: Students act as Discussion Leader for one class; students opt into teams to research a policy memo and present it, assignments include defining problem statements for early childhood policy issues and writing outlines for a policy grid.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5413~001&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 January 2014

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