Dialogue on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

Selected Resources

Programs and Research Centers

AIMS Education Foundation. Fresno, CA. P.O. Box 8120, Fresno, CA 93747. http://www.aimsedu.org

AIMS’ mission is to integrate math and science learning for grades K–9.

Bank Street College of Education. New York, NY. 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025. http://www.bnkst.edu

Bank Street College is composed of a graduate school of education, an elementary school for children, an on-site childcare center, a continuing education division, and a publication and media group. Bank Street College develops projects that meet the needs of families and children, including introducing new technologies into the classroom.

Center for Science and Mathematics Teaching. Tufts University. Medford, MA. 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155. http://ase.tufts.edu/csmt/

CSMT’s mission is to improve the teaching and learning of science in the nation’s schools and universities by developing curricula, activities, and computer tools that allow students to actively participate in their own learning and to construct scientific knowledge for themselves.

Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children’s Learning. Boston, MA. 605 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Two research programs guide the Center’s work: the Program on the Early Years of Childhood, which addresses issues facing children aged 0–10; and the Program on the Years of Early and Late Adolescence, which focuses on issues facing children aged 11–19.

Education Development Center, Inc. Newton, MA. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158.

The Center’s projects focus on improving and supporting science education reform nationwide. Projects range from instructional materials development to technical assistance.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. Columbus, OH. 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

Even Start Family Literacy Program. Washington, DC. 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202 .http://www.ed.gov

This family-focused literacy program integrates early childhood education and adult education for parents.

Family Literacy Center and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication. Bloomington, IN. 2805 East 10th Street, #150, Bloomington, IN 47408. http://www.ed.gov

Provides information about free and inexpensive literacy materials for parents, reviews and evaluates curricula and programs, and reports on research regarding literacy and families.

First Steps. Portsmouth, NH. 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. http://www.heinemann.com

First Steps is an international professional development and teaching resource developed to improve standards of literacy.

Harvard Family Research Project. Cambridge, MA. 38 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~hfrp/

Provides information on successful models for family-school-community partnerships, resources, and ideas about sustaining partnerships. Web site contains links to child and family research resources, child and family organizations, evaluation resources, government agencies and information, foundations, and more.

Head Start Program. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201.

Head Start is a comprehensive program aimed at preschool children living in low-income families. It provides education as well as health screening and treatment, nutrition, and social services. Head Start actively seeks parental involvement.

Loyola University–Chicago. Erikson Institute. Chicago, IL. 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Erikson Institute at the graduate school of Loyola University offers a Ph.D. in child development. It is designed to prepare practitioners and applied researchers for assuming leadership roles in their chosen fields and conducting competent independent research.

National Center for Family Literacy. Louisville, KY. 325 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40202. http://www.famlit.org

Advances and supports family literacy services through programming, training, research, advocacy, and dissemination of information about family literacy.

National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education. Washington, DC. 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208. http://www.ed.gov

Promotes research, development, and dissemination of methods that will identify new approaches to improving young children’s learning and development.

National Parent and Information Network. Champaign, IL. 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. http://www.ed.gov

NPIN provides information to parents and to those who work with parents; it also fosters the exchange of parenting materials.

Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Center for Young Children and Families. New York, NY. 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. http://www.tc.columbia.edu

The goal of the Center is to conduct high-quality, policy-relevant, and interdisciplinary research on the development of children and families; to train young scholars and policy analysts; to provide information to those working directly with children and families; and to take a leadership role in national and state policy on children and families.

Wheelock College. The Centers for Child Care Policy and Training. Boston, MA. 200 The River Way, Boston, MA 02215.

The Centers include The Child Care Training Programs, The Family Child Care Project, and The Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.

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