The Early Math Initiative
A national initiative to help federal and state-funded preschool programs enhance mathematical development and learning in young children.
We are currently accepting participants for our second cohort!
What is EMI?
A national training network and instructional support system for federal or state-funded preschool programs with additional enhancements for learning in the home.
There are two primary goals of the EMI: 1) to scale the implementation of the Pre-K Mathematics Curriculum nationally and 2) to develop regional training networks to assist programs with their implementation through a sustainable continuous improvement plan.
Why it works
Grounded in cognitive developmental theory and research on early math abilities. Aligned to the common core math standards.
A hands-on approach to learning effective early math instruction through active participation.
Training and technical assistance in developing an effective professional development model, including on-site support.
Math activities sent home to keep and use with children and families.
Want these results in your district?
The math achievement gap narrowed at the end of pre-K and persisting at the end of kindergarten.
Participating students scoring at the national average on mathematics achievement tests at the end of kindergarten.
Pre-K teachers improving their instruction and student performance in mathematics as a result of their participation.
Kindergarten teachers reporting that children mastered 70% of the cluster of the common core math standards for K and partly mastered the remaining clusters.