Wesleyan Preschool Math Games

We are currently recruiting local preschools to participate in a playful learning program for young children.

Teachers will receive a $150 stipend and state-of-the-art training on early numeracy and playful learning.

 

About the project

We are systematically testing our new, research-based, developmentally appropriate, conceptually rich, flexible, and fun collection of mathematical games that can be incorporated into any classroom.

Who is eligible?

  • We are considering all preschools and childcare centers for this project. We will only be able to launch this year’s study with a selected group.

  • We are especially looking for schools with at least 3 classrooms. The three classrooms must be comparable, meaning the classrooms are not separated by age or ability. For example, your school may have 3 mixed age classrooms or 3 classrooms of 3 or 4 year olds. 

What will participating classrooms do?

  • Teachers will participate in a full day of training and periodic ongoing discussions with the research team.

  • Teachers will receive math games along with play instructions.

  • Our researchers will conduct a pretest and posttest of the children’s math knowledge. 

  • Our researches will come in to record 3-4 play sessions in the classroom at an agreed upon time.

Benefits for participating classrooms and teachers

  • Teachers will receive:

    • a $150 stipend

    • state-of-the-art training on early numeracy and playful learning

    • the full set of math games

Where can I learn more?

  • For more information about this research, visit this site.

  • If your school would like to participate, or learn more about participating, please respond using this link.

  •  Contact Research Coordinators Ricky, Claudia or Emma at the Cognitive Development Lab.

What happens next?

Please click here to let us know that you may be interested in participating. We will collect some basic information. We will reply to all schools who contact us. We will select diverse schools based on our research criteria. We will follow up with participating schools to prepare for the September launch.

Our goal is to eventually provide all interested schools with access to math games and training over the course of the project. We will keep in touch with you as we roll out different parts of the curriculum.