Here’s what’s happening in Ed Studies: Researcher Needed

The Cognitive Development Lab at  Wesleyan University is still recruiting Preschool Math Ambassadors for our NSF-funded  project this Spring semester! 

We are testing a research-based, play-intensive set of math materials for early childhood  settings and are recruiting undergraduate students all over Connecticut to implement the project  – we would love to have you involved! 

Training Sessions: Early Education Specialist Stefanie Straker and Professor Anna  Shusterman will be holding 2 one-hour online/in-person training sessions. You will get high level training on play-based learning, early numeracy, cognitive science of child development,  and our cutting-edge math games. 

Assigned Preschool: We can place up to 8 Wesleyan Math Ambassadors at our 4 partnered  preschools in the greater Middlesex area. Included is information for each preschool: 

1. Southington Town and Country (1137 West St, Southington, CT 06489): 3 Math  Ambassadors needed, 25 minutes away from Wes 

2. 1ST Church Preschool (111 Church Dr, Cheshire, CT 06410): 2 Math Ambassadors  needed, 27 minutes away from Wes 

3. Bristol Child Development Center (291 Burlington Ave, Bristol, CT 06010): 2 Math  Ambassadors needed, 32 minutes away from Wes 

4. Kinsella Magnet School (65 Van Block Ave, Hartford, CT 06106): 1 Math Ambassador  needed; 22 minutes from Wes 

Math Ambassadors are expected to visit their preschool classroom 2 times a week for a total of  3-4 hours per week during the Spring semester. Travel will be fully reimbursed (either gas  mileage or Uber/Lyft costs). 

Requirements: A background check, fingerprinting, and proof of vaccination are required to go  into preschools. In order to get a background check initiated, it is imperative that you fill out the  interest form below and provide your email ASAP. Students will be invited via email to make an  account on the Office of Early Education’s new website and will also receive instructions on how  

to complete the background check/schedule a fingerprinting appointment. 

This project was developed over the last ten years in collaboration with generations of students.  Students are the magic ingredient that has built this intervention and that make it successful. It  is intellectually serious AND great fun. Come join us! If you are interested in joining the Math Games project, please fill out this form ASAP:

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By Stephanie Glover
Stephanie Glover Senior Administrative Assistant