Early Learning News

$12.4M in Funding Awarded to CASTL Researchers in 2019

In 2019, CASTL faculty received a total of $12.4 million in new grant funding to research a range of topics spanning early childhood to postsecondary education.

 

2020 Connect Science Energy Institute Open for Registration

Participants at the Connect Science Energy Institute will learn about effective social-emotional learning and teaching, service-learning and relevant content on energy and natural resources.

 

With a Kindergarten Teacher’s Perspective, Professor Pushes Early Childhood Education

Daphna Bassok has seen firsthand the benefits of quality early childhood education. Now she’s working to make sure more children receive those opportunities.

 

Virginia Education Leaders Convene to Discuss Statewide Issues in Early Childhood Education

The policy summit is the third to be hosted as a collaborative effort between the Curry School, the UVA K-12 Advisory Council, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Office of the Secretary of Education.

 

Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus Significantly Impacts School Community

An early childhood education program in Virginia helped improve children’s school readiness and strengthen supports and relationships within school communities

 

$10 Million Curry School Gift Supports Early Childhood Education

Jane Batten’s gift will enable creation of professorships and fellowships in UVA’s Curry School, positively affecting the quality of education offered to young people.

 

Back-To-School Tools for Those Who Support Students

Students and educators, from kindergartners through college seniors, are headed back to school this month, and UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development offers abundant resources to promote educational success.

 

Boosting Kindergarten Readiness Through Professional Development

UVA partners with VASCD to improve children’s school readiness through professional development for educators across Virginia.

 

Photo of Robert Tai standing in a brick corridor wearing a blue shirt

How Students Become Scientists

The importance of science education is growing, but students’ interest in science declines as they get older. With a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UVA professor Robert Tai wants to help figure out why.

 

UVA Researchers Play Key Role in Two States’ Efforts to Expand Quality Early Childhood Education

Virginia and Louisiana landed nearly $18M in federal grants to enhance their early childhood education initiatives. Curry School researchers are a critical part of both projects.

 

UVA Researchers Pilot New Early Childhood Education Curriculum in Virginia

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development will pilot a new curriculum in 100 early childhood classrooms, half private and faith-based and half state or federally funded, over the next two years.

 

Virginia Legislature Expands UVA’s Kindergarten Readiness Program Statewide

With funding from the General Assembly, the commonwealth will require all school divisions to implement a suite of kindergarten readiness assessments developed by Curry School researchers.

 

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