A Snapshot of STREAMin³

An innovative, engaging, and interactions-based curriculum model for children ages birth through preschool

STREAMin³ curriculum was developed by a CASTL team in collaboration with, and funding from, E3:Elevate Early Education at The New E3 School. STREAMin³ is grounded in developmental and early education research. It focuses on 6 STREAM and 5 Core Skills to promote children’s development and early learning.

To increase accessibility to high-quality curriculum, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) now offer a low-to-no-cost curriculum option, STREAMin³, for all publicly funded birth-to-five classrooms. The curriculum provides a high-quality option for infant, toddler, preschool, and mixed-age classrooms. STREAMin³ includes training and professional development to support educators that choose to use the model in their programs.

Skills that prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond

Two cards highlighting the six STREAM skills (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math) as well as five core skills (relate, regulate, think, communicate, and move)

STREAMin³ includes:

A Focus on Interactions

Daily activities, routines, and games maximize teacher-child and peer interactions.

Implementation Support & PD

Ongoing implementation support and professional development (PD) that align to the curriculum.

Observation & Assessment

Observation and assessment tools help inform teaching and implementation.

STREAMin³ empowers teachers, leaders, children, and families to be active agents in their own teaching and learning.

A coach talking with with two teachers.

For Educators

STREAMin³ supports intentionality across the day, integration of learning domains, as well as communication and collaboration.

A young girl in the hallway trying to balance a ball.

For Children

STREAMin³ supports active engagement, curiosity and problem solving, and direct experiences.

Woman and boy in preschool classroom play with stacking blocks

For Families

STREAMin³ supports consistent and informative communication with teachers, as well as aligned resources.

The STREAMin³ curriculum model was developed by our team at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at UVA in partnership with and funding from E3: Elevate Early Education, as well as through initial implementation within The New E3 School with their teachers and leaders. Thanks to the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) commitment to providing access to high-quality early childhood education, STREAMin³ is now offered as a low-to-no cost curriculum option.