"Our goal is to help Teacher Educators prepare prospective and practicing teachers to promote young children's mathematics learning."
Gateways to Opportunity Higher Education Forum 2017 - Breakout Session, It's Never Too Early: Supporting Mathematical Thinking in 0-3s
Dr. Mary Hynes-Berry and Dr. Jie-Qi Chen, Erickson Institute how to develop math concepts in very young children
Gateways to Opportunity Higher Education Forum 2017 - Breakout Session, An Online Early Mathematics Education PD Model
Dr. Catherine Main and Dr. Kathleen Sheridan, both from the University of Illinois Chicago, and Dr. Xiaoli Wen, National Louis University
New Findings from the Abecedarian Project: High-Quality Early Ed Brings Better Relationships with Parents and More Employment
Updated information on the Abecedarian Project looking at measures of quality of life for the experimental and control groups.
This ECE website can directly support your work with students around the topic of inclusion. The ECE Department at Northampton Community College completed a 6-year grant through OSEP and the DOE. The website includes a variety of materials including samples of their syllabi, new CLAD inventory, an introductory video explaining what CLAD is, and many other resources that can be used with students and families.
Lacking Fine Motor Skills is not "Fine" in Kindergarten
A new and disturbing phenomenon is rising on the educational horizon. Many children are arriving at kindergarten lacking the basic fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil and write. This lack of dexterity in their fingers and hands can be attributed to theincreased use of touch screen technology and decreased use of crayons, paints, pencils, scissors, clay, and other manipulatives in their daily lives.
The Illinois Early Learning Project offers several adapted lesson plans that meet the IELDS benchmarks in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development/Health and the Arts. Please contact the IEL Project staff if you have any questions about the adapted lesson plans.