Re-imagine children as competent
thinkers and problem solvers!
We provide high-quality engaging professional learning and family engagement that teaches adults to “see and support” science as it unfolds in their classrooms, homes, and neighborhoods.
Our approach is flexible and aims to be contextually, culturally, and locally relevant to teachers, families and children.
As a result, children are provided opportunities and encouragement to engage in 21st century thinking skills setting them on a strong foundation for life-long learning.
in Early Learning
What is the Early Science Initiative?
The Early Science Initiative (ESI) is a research-based system of embedded professional learning and family engagement. Our team strives to empower and invigorate the adults that support and nurture our youngest scientists. We do not give them scripts to read or a new lesson to follow. Instead, we support them in identifying science in everyday places and spaces.
When adults see children’s everyday lives through a science lens, they begin to respect and value children as critical 21st century thinkers and scientists who are trying to understand the world around them.
Together, with science as our guide, we can prepare our children to be the innovators and leaders for tomorrow.
Early Science Initiative
University of Miami, Florida