Past and Present
It all started with a simple question: How can we design a curriculum that provides high-quality experiences for our youngest learners?
Where We Began
The STREAMin³ curriculum model was developed at The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, in collaboration with and funding from Elevate Early Education (E3).
E3 developed a model demonstration preschool called The New E3 School in Norfolk, VA, and wished for an integrated and comprehensive birth through preschool curriculum and professional development model that could be used within The New E3 School and be replicated and scaled across a variety of early childhood education programs.
Researchers from CASTL, led by Amanda Williford, Ph.D., Kate Matthew, M.S., and Bridget Hamre, Ph.D., partnered with teachers and leaders at The New E3 School so our team could design and refine the curriculum model.
Expanding Through Public and Private Partnerships
Through strong advocacy from Elevate Early Education, public and private support has allowed CASTL to pilot the STREAMin³ curriculum model in a variety of private, state, and federal early childhood programs in Virginia.
Piloting Across Virginia
The STREAMin³ curriculum pilot was implemented across the state of Virginia during the 2019-2021 school years with extensive data collection in participating pilot classrooms. The pilot evaluation helped to further enhance the STREAMin³ model’s ability to best serve children and to guide future use of the curriculum and professional development supports.
Statewide Access Rollout
Thanks to a partnership with VDOE, the STREAMin³ curriculum became available in 2022 as a low-to-no-cost option for any publicly-funded birth-to-five programs in Virginia.
ENROLLED (as of December 1, 2023)
Over 1500 educators engaged in our
2022 Onboarding Trainings.
2022-2023 Programs Began Weekly Implementation
- Programs assigned an Implementation Specialist to support implementation across the 2022-2023 school year. Implementation Specialists answered ongoing questions and helped each program access trainings and resources as throughout the year.
Train the Trainer
STREAMin³ Train the Trainer (TTT) training was held in November 2022 for select representatives from Ready Regions and VA ITSN. Trainers from each region participated to build an enhanced network of support for programs across Virginia.
- Weekly Ask STREAMin³ sessions were held to cover general implementation questions and provide opportunity for educators to connect with and learn from each other.
Deeper Dive Training
Programs were invited to participate in online Deeper Dive training with weekly virtual support from their Implementation Specialists.
Free Introductory Webinars
During the month of January 2023, four free Introductory Webinars were available online to attend and learn more about the curriculum, and opportunities to request enrollment for Group 2, 2023-2024.
2023-2024 Enrollment Registration
Group 2 enrollment registration opened in January-May 2023 for up to 2,000 new classrooms.
Registration For Onboarding Training
Registration for summer onboarding training opened for all enrolled educators and leaders. Virtual, asynchronous, and live onboarding training events were available.
Onboarding training events took place in person, live online, and on demand (online) during July and August 2023.
Begin Weekly Implementation
Programs are assigned a coaching team to support implementation across the 2023-2024 school year. Coaching teams will answer ongoing questions and help each program access trainings and resources throughout the year.
Want To Know More?
We are excited to announce that, through the support and funding from the
Virginia Department of Education, STREAMin³ is now available as an option for publicly-funded
birth-to-five programs in Virginia at low-to-no cost.
Get access to the curriculum or training by reaching us at:
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