Early Math for Children
In this education course, you will learn what Early Math is and why it matters to the success of students and schools. We will explore the research linking Early Math to better educational outcomes and speak directly with educators, teachers, caregivers, and parents about promising practices in the field.
This course will introduce you to the ideas and tools needed to enhance and improve practice in the area of Early Math. Participants will be introduced to the research linking Early Math to improved student outcomes, and “promising practices” in Early Math through interviews and stories from the field.
Early Math refers to what activities do at home, daycare, and in the schools to support their children’s learning, as well as encompassing the shared partnership and responsibility between home and school. Such engagement is an essential ingredient for children’s well-being. Early Math is no longer considered a supplemental, “nice to have” aspect of learning operations; it is increasingly recognized as an integral, “need to have” element for proficient practice as a practitioner.
This course is not a checklist of what to do. Before you can do the work, and do it well, we believe you have to understand the concepts. If you’re just following a list, when you reach a challenge that’s not covered by that list, you won’t have the skills to address it.