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ECHOS is a comprehensive hands-on, interactive early childhood science curriculum that is:

  • research based
  • designed for small groups of preschool children
  • aligned with early childhood standards
  • scripted to facilitate guided inquiry
  • a foundation for critical thinking

ECHOS Research Update
Does ECHOS improve Head Start teachers' science teaching?
It sure does! Read about the Year Two Randomized Control Trial
and PreScot.

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Spotlight
W.K. Kellogg ECHOS
Family Engagement Project

ECHOS staff met with Miami Dade Head Start to present the W.K. Kellogg Family Engagement project at their annual pre-service. Returning ECHOS teachers were present and excited for another great year of ECHOS programming, only this time coupled with new classrooms at each of their centers, working together to engage parent leaders with ECHOS daily activities. Enrichment field trips to the science museum will bring children and their families together for further science learning. Read more about the program.

Publications
Growing Young Minds
A new report from IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading calls for full use of libraries and museums to give all children a strong start in learning. Click to view full report.

Progress of Education Reform:
Science in the Early Years
Our ECHOS early learning program is mentioned in Education Commission of the States, The Progress of Education Reform, June Vol. 15 | No. 2. This issue explores the benefits of including a strong science curriculum in the early years. Click to read the full issue.



ECHOS® is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education, through Grant R305K060036 and Grant R305A100275 to the Miami Science Museum. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the U.S. Dept. of Education.

ECHOS® is a registered trademark of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

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