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The latest news and coverage about STREAMin³

APRIL 2023

STREAMin³ Principal Investigator Featured

Amanda Williford, Principal Investigator for STREAMin³, recently spoke at a session hosted by the National Academies’ Committee on A New Vision for High-Quality Pre-K Curriculum.

This article by New America shares takeaways about curriculum adoption and implementation, including salient points by Williford.

Photo of Amanda Williford at University of Virginia

STREAMin³ is Making Waves

Spreading Across Virginia

The STREAMin³ curriculum was developed at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) through a grant from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and with partnership with Elevate Early Education and The New E3 School, both of which provided funding.

The curriculum blends academic and social-emotional learning, integrating these learning domains into one comprehensive curriculum that educators can use without supplemental curricula. Since its inception, the curriculum has been spreading across the state of Virginia.


STREAMin³ Inspires Service

Prekindergarten teachers at an Alleghany Highlands school organized a community service project as part of their implementation of STREAMin³.

The service project encouraged students to give back to their community and foster a sense of togetherness.

APRIL 2022

UVA Early Childhood Curriculum Available Statewide

UVA Today shares the exciting news about STREAMin³ being offered across the state of Virginia. The curriculum was selected through a competitive process by the Virginia Department of Education and meets the standards set by their Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System.

The article also describes the unique benefits of STREAMin³ and the history of its development.


UVA Researchers Pilot New Early Childhood Curriculum

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia showcases the STREAMin³ curriculum pilot. The pilot took place in 100 early childhood classrooms over two years through partnerships with schools across the state.

Read about the pilot and the innovative approach to the curriculum as a complete package that supports teachers.


Virginia's First Lady "Streams" Into Suffolk

The Suffolk News Herald reports on Virginia First Lady, Pam Northam, visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom in Suffolk who participated in the STREAMin³ curriculum pilot.

The article highlights the importance of high-quality early education and how the STREAMin³ curriculum was designed to give children a solid foundation in academic and social-emotional skills.


Pilot Program at Virginia Beach Preschool Aims to Get More Kids Kindergarten Ready reports on how the STREAMin³ curriculum is impacting children in the Virginia Beach area.

The comprehensive curriculum has made a difference for local children in everything from math, to literacy, to self-regulation.


Assignment: Impact!

Elevate Early Education, one of the partners of STREAMin³, applauds the early childhood education investments made by the Obici Healthcare Foundation,
including support for the STREAMin³ curriculum.

The article describes how the foundation’s investment in early childhood education can give children in Virginia the educational experiences they need for success in school and in life. It also recognizes improvement of early childhood education as the primary path for improving health and academic achievement.


Foundation Makes A One Million Dollar Grant

The Suffolk News Herald reports on the annoucement of the Obici Healthcare Foundation’s $1 million grant to support the STREAMin³ curriculum.

The article describes how the contribution helped to fund early adoption of STREAMin³ in the Western Tidewater area of Virginia.
It also describes how the STREAMin³ curriculum can affect children’s futures because it facilitates high-quality instruction.


Get the Curriculum

We are excited to announce that, through support and funding from the Virginia Department of Education, STREAMin³ is currently available as a curriculum option for publicly funded birth-to-five programs participating in VQB5 in Virginia.

Watch this short video to learn more about us.

"We have witnessed such an impactful change in the behavior of our children, as well as their knowledge, self-confidence, and ability to work through conflicts."
Luz Padilla
Director of Children's Learning Paradise, Virginia Beach