STREAMin3: Integrated, Intentional, Interactions

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STREAMin³ is a comprehensive curriculum model for birth to five that seamlessly blends a focus on academic and social-emotional learning. For more details about the initiative, visit the STREAMin³ website.

STREAMin³ is a comprehensive curriculum model for birth to five that seamlessly blends a focus on academic and social-emotional learning. 

Researchers at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), in collaboration with Elevate Early Education (E3), and piloted at The New E3 School, designed an innovative, engaging and interaction-based curriculum model using the latest developmental and early education research. The STREAM: Integrated, Intentional, Interactions (STREAMin³) Curriculum focuses on five core skills that form the building blocks for later learning and six STREAM skills to prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond. The model includes a variety of activities and routines, coaching, assessments and professional development for teachers.

Illustration of the Core Skills and STREAM Skills in STREAMin3 curriculum

STREAMin³

For more details about the initiative, visit the STREAMin3 website.

Project Team

Kate Matthew

Kate Matthew

  • Senior Project Manager
  • STREAMin3 Project Director
Laura McWhinney

Laura McWhinney

  • Senior Data Specialist
Virginia (Ginny) E Vitiello

Virginia E. Vitiello

  • Research Associate Professor
Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams

  • Professional Development Early Childhood Education Coach
Amanda P Williford

Amanda P. Williford

  • Batten Bicentennial Professor of Early Childhood Education Associate Director for Early Childhood Education
  • CASTL Clinical Psychologist

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