Science and Literacy for Success

Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, Pre-K/Early Childhood Programs
Audience: 
Pre-K Children (0-5) | Families | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Low Socioeconomic Status
Organization:
Drexel University
Description: 

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will integrate unaccredited, home-based preschool care providers and the low-income families they serve into Philadelphia's initiative to increase the number of preschool education facilities and make high-quality pre-K instruction available to all children (Universal Pre-K). The project outputs include: an interdisciplinary pre-K curriculum that fosters knowledge and skill building in science, math, and literacy as well as positive social-emotional development; professional development workshops and one-on-one training with museum educators for childcare staff, followed by networking and alliance-building; and seven free Celebrate Pre-K Learning Days at the museum for families to learn about the importance of school readiness in science, math, and literacy and practice using free family learning kits that support these skills. The new citywide partnership, managed by the museum, is called Science and Literacy for Success and is supported by a robust number of partnerships with local social service and education agencies.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Museums for America
Award Number: 
MA-10-17-0290-17
Funding Amount: 
$216,003

Team Members

Jacqueline GenovesiJacqueline GenovesiPrincipal Investigator

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