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Thanks to support by the Southington Education Foundation, Math Conceptual Development kits have been purchased for every family day care provider, nursery school and child care center in Southington. These math kits were conceptualized and created as a partnership between the Southington Public Schools (SPS) Math Coordinator’s Office and the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS). Training is being provided to the child care providers on how to use these math kits.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association for the Education of Young Children issued a joint statement: “High quality, engaging, and accessible mathematics education for 3-to-6-year-old children is a vital foundation for future mathematics learning.” Studies have shown that having knowledge of basic math concepts is strong predictor of later achievement of both math and reading.
Read the September 13, 2016 press release.