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  • NatureStart Network: Building nature play partnerships for urban children and families (Final Evaluation Report)
    Date: 09/23/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    NatureStart Network brought together early childhood educators and environmental educators to support nature play, exploration, and inquiry for young children and their families within urban environments. Project partners included the Forest Preserves of Cook County and two established Head Start programs in the Chicago area, Mary Crane Center and ... »
  • Science from the Start: Final Evaluation Summary
    Date: 08/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science from the Start (SFTS) was a two-year early childhood program funded by IMLS, with matching funds from the Sciencenter. The goal of SFTS was to empower teachers, parents, and caregivers to do more science with their students and children. Although the SFTS program continues today,this final summary report describes the results of the ... »
  • Science from the Start
    Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Sciencenter will develop and deliver "Science from the Start," a program to empower parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators to integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into everyday activities for preschool children. Using workshops to help parents, caregivers, and educators engage children in science discovery, the ... »
  • STEM 4 ECE - Science, technology, engineering, and math resources for early childhood education faculty and students
    Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Cañada College will implement the STEM 4 ECE program, which will engage early childhood education (ECE) students in activities to increase their understanding of a comfort with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. Through partnerships with the San Mateo County Office of Education, the Redwood City Public Library, and with ... »
  • Early Childhood STEM Exhibit
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Magic House will research, develop, fabricate, and assess a new early childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exhibit for children ages two through six. The museum will create a new guided field trip program and a professional development workshop to support early childhood educators in STEM instruction, in addition to a 1, ... »
  • NatureStart Network: Building Nature Play Partnerships for Urban Children and Families
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Brookfield Zoo will develop a model for formal and informal early childhood educators in the Chicago metropolitan area to promote children and family learning (nature play, exploration, and scientific inquiry) within urban environments. In collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Mary Crane and El Valor Head Start ... »
  • Zoo Adventure Passport: An Urban Environmental Initiative for Children and Families
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Brookfield Zoo will expand its "Zoo Adventure Passport" (ZAP!) program for urban families with children ages 3-12 to serve additional families and increase informal science learning opportunities in the two Chicago suburbs of Cicero/Berwyn and Melrose Park. The program will serve as a gateway to new family experiences, teaching families and ... »
  • The LAByrinth Project
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New Children's Museum will launch the LAByrinth project to engage the community in the creation of a permanent art installation. The museum will convene a cross-disciplinary team to design and build the LAByrinth, a climbing structure that will serve 140,000 people annually. The museum will develop relationships with underserved families and ... »
  • Kids Can Code: Computer Science for Early Learners
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In partnership with Future Makers and several Maryland public libraries, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS) will teach children ages 4 to 7 the basic principles of programming through the use of Primo, an open-source robotics platform. With Primo, children use blocks to create ... »
  • IMLS Early Learners Collaborative: Year Two Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/25/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report summarizes the evaluation findings of the second year of the Science Beyond the Boundaries Early Learners Collaborative (ELC). The three-year project, funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), connects science centers and children’s museums to enhance early learner programming. In Year Two, the ELC brought ... »

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