Ready, Set, School Focus Group Study

January 16th, 2013 | EVALUATION

Over a period of three weeks in October 2012, Marbles Kids Museum conducted focus groups to support the development of a new school readiness-focused exhibit space and programming. Focus groups included parents of children ages 3-5, preschool and early elementary school educators, and staff from community organizations involved in early childhood education in Wake County, NC. Focus groups addressed the following questions: (1) What does school readiness mean to you? (2) What do you envision or expect in a school readiness exhibit space? (3) What school readiness program possibilities can you imagine? (4) What messages about school readiness would you like to emphasize to parents? (5) Of all the ideas you’ve heard today, which 5 are you most excited about?



Team Members

Hardin Engelhardt, Principal Investigator, Marbles Kids Museum


Funding Source: IMLS


Audience: Evaluators | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Literacy | Mathematics
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs