What works in early childhood education?

I came across an interesting post about a project related to mathematics in early childhood education today. This project is described as "an innovative, district-wide early childhood education initiative", and it is conducted in Bremerton, Washington (U.S.). Apparently, the project was initially focused on early literacy skills, but they have now started to focus on mathematical skills as well. A goal is to "decrease the number of children (...) with learning disabilities". An interesting interview with the director of the program: Linda Sullivan-Dudzic has been postend on the Public School Insigths website. They have also written about this program earlier, and the story was originally published on the website of The Center for Public Education.

Thanks to Alexander G. Rivadeneira for pointing me to this story :-)


Faige said...

The title of this post is what works in early childhood education.
I went to the interview you linked to but it doesn't really describe about math in early childhood.
Wouldn't you say that using concrete manipulative materials with children in math is what works all around?

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