New Resources and Developments

CECE Awarded Prestigious Spencer Research Grant
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The Center for Early Childhood Education has been awarded a prestigious Small Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation for the study “The Relationship of Teacher-Child Math Talk During Preschool Play To Young Children’s Mathematics Learning.” Professors Jeffrey Trawick-Smith and Sudha Swaminathan will study how the kinds of conversations teachers have with young children during free play related to quantity, size, shape, and numerical problem-solving affect children's math learning over time.

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CECE Reaches 500,000 Views on YouTube
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The CECE's videos have now been viewed more than half a million times on YouTube! (That's in addition to more than 200,000 views on iTunes U and other locations.) Thanks to all of you - in the U.S. and all over the world - who subscribe and share our website and videos with others. We appreciate your ongoing support and are pleased to have been able to provide you with videos that help you ensure young children have the best possible early experiences.

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New Video on Documenting Children’s Learning
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Documenting how children are learning is an important activity for early childhood professionals to engage in on a regular basis. When adults engage in a variety of documentation practices, it can help them to assess learning, reflect on and adjust their teaching practices, support children to revisit their own learning, communicate with families, and advocate for their program. Judy Harris Helm, two preschool teachers, and one toddler teacher discuss why and how to document and discuss how documentation can be used.

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More Videos in the Supporting Mathematical Development Series
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The remaining videos in the series "Supporting Mathematical Development in Young Children" are now available! The latest videos focus on how young children develop an understanding of number operations, measurement, data, and geometry -- and share ideas for how early childhood educators can incorporate math learning throughout the day. (Previous videos focused on counting, one-to-one correspondence, cardinality, recognition of quantity, and comparison).

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