EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION GRANTS

2019

Children First Fund of Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$200,000

over two years to support expanding the impact of the Elementary Math Specialist program in partnership with DePaul University

DePaul University

$200,000

over two years to expand the Elementary Math Specialist Program

Governors State University

$100,000

To support sustained professional development centered on mathematics to elementary teachers in a high-need public school district

University of Chicago STEM Ed

$277,000

over three years to provide a cohort of elementary school teachers with the knowledge, confidence, and tools for teaching mathematics to young children

University of Illinois at Chicago

$200,000

over two years to support the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program

Academy for Urban School Leadership

$100,000

To support Strengthening Early Math Education and Advancing Teacher Leaders

Big Shoulders Fund

$100,000

To support the project Early Learning Foundations Through Early Education

Chicago Children’s Museum

$100,000

For Playing with Numbers, a program supporting consistency in the early math learning experiences of kids ages 5 to 7

Decatur Public Schools Foundation

$100,000

To support the program Creating Math Connections for Educators

Erikson Institute

$100,000

For the program, Math All Around Me, so three different early childhood sites receive professional development services

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago

$100,000

To continue to serve 40 childcare providers through the Early Math Initiative program

McKendree University

$100,000

To support the professional development project, READY 4 Math

Teach for America Chicago

$100,000

To recruit a diverse cohort of ECE teachers, execute an effective preparation program, and provide ongoing professional development

University of Illinois at Chicago

$100,000

To rebrand the Math at Home professional development site to Early Math Counts and increase its reach

2017

DePaul University

$200,000

over two years to support an Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

Metropolitan Family Services

$75,000

over three years to support Learning Landscapes in Chicago

STEM Connector

$25,000

to support Silver Level Membership

University of Illinois-Chicago

$200,000

over two years to support an Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

Governors State University

$200,000

over two years to support professional development in K-3 math instructional effectiveness in Chicago’s south suburbs

MIND Research Institute

$15,000

to support Advancing Family Math Literacy

University of Chicago Science of Learning Center

$200,000

over two years to support research on the impact of Bedtime Math

McKendree University

$100,000

over two years to support early math professional development in Southern Illinois rural areas

Project Exploration

$35,000

to support Early Childhood STEM Learning in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood

University of Chicago STEM Education

$192,000

over two years to support an Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

Western Illinois University

$76,000

over two years to support early math professional development in Macomb, IL and through City Colleges, on the Northwest side of Chicago

2016

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)

$300,000

over three years to support School-Based Primary Grades Math Coaching

Chicago Children’s Museum

$300,000

over three years to support Playing With Numbers

Council for a Strong America – Ready Nation

$50,000

to support Business Leaders for Early Learning

DuPage Children’s Museum

$34,000

to support Teaching Math Right From the Start

Erikson Institute

$50,000

to support the 1st Biennial National Conference on PreK-3 Math

New Venture Fund

$28,000

to support Early Math Initiatives Dashboard

University of Chicago STEM Education (formerly CEMSE)

$300,000

over three years to support Expanding Math Supports in Chicago Public Schools

Bank Street College

$50,000

to support Math for All: Leadership Professional Development

Children First Fund – Chicago Public Schools Foundation

$300,000

over three years to support Chicago Math Collaborative Expansion Project

Decatur Public Schools Foundation

$255,000

over three years to support Creating Math Connections

Editorial Projects in Education

$50,000

to support Early Math Education Week

Golden Apple Foundation

$150,000

over three years to support Golden Apple Scholars Early Education Math Preparation

Teach for America

$300,000

over three years to support TFA’s Impact in Early Math Education

University of Illinois – Chicago

$300,000

over three years to support Math at Home: Math Matters

Big Shoulders Fund

$300,000

over three years to support Deepening Capacity With Early Math Collaborative

Christopher House

$300,000

over three years to support Early Math Family Engagement

DePaul University

$100,000

to support Elementary Math Specialist Pilot

Erikson Institute

$300,000

over three years to support Mathematics All Around Me

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago

$240,000

over three years to support Early Math Initiative

University of Chicago – Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab

$50,000

to support M-PACT (Math for Parents and Children Together)