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Models of Access: Active STEM Learning with Pre-K Children and Their Families at School, Museum and Home

A woman and kid looking at the Rhinoceros exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

Citation

Ingber, J. D., Cohen, R., Vasudevan, V., & Horgan, J. (2019). Models of Access: Active Stem Learning with Pre-K Children and Their Families at School, Museum and HomeModels of Access: Active STEM Learning with Pre-K Children and Their Families at School, Museum and Home. New York, NY: American Museum of Natural History.

Summary

The Models of Access Report describes an initiative designed and enacted by the American Museum of Natural History’s Children and Family Learning group. The initiative involved exploring Pre-kindergarten partnerships with two local Head Start Pre-K programs and two New York City public schools. Family engagement, professional learning for teachers, and class visits were all components of the initiative. The report provides examples of the work within the initiative and recommendations for pursuing partnerships between informal institutions and Pre-K programs in order to expand access to exemplary science learning for children across Pre-K settings.