Erikson Early Math Institute

Exploring the Big Ideas in Early Mathematicseriksonchaminade-h

The Erikson Institute, the nation’s premier graduate school in early childhood development, in partnership with Chaminade University of Honolulu and CEED Hawaii, offers a yearlong series, designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of children’s mathematical development. This program and others were made possible by the generosity of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation.


Registration for 2018 Now Available 

If you are interested in the 4th cohort of this training, apply now deadline is December 11th, with confirmation of acceptance following soon thereafter.

Previous cohorts had 30 participants from preschools as well as public and private schools in the state. The cohort met six times throughout the year and offed an engaging professional development opportunity, focused on early math concepts.


About the Training 51GPhTl3E9L._SX409_BO1,204,203,200_

Join a cohort of early childhood teachers and engage in professional development trainings with Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative that will illuminate mathematical concepts and enhance your skills in the classroom. Over the course of one year, you’ll engage in face-to-face and online trainings, all while networking with your peers.

Teachers will build math understanding through investigations, video analysis, children’s literature, and discussion with colleagues. After each session, you will use what you are learning in your own classrooms by conducting a research lesson and gathering evidence of children’s mathematical thinking.

Participants Receive:

  • A copy of Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know. 
  • Ongoing professional advice in an online community of practice.
  • Close work with expert facilitators from Erikson Institute and committed colleagues in Hawaii.
  • Online Community of Practice: Engagement throughout the Program Year

Erikson Facilitators will support teachers in developing an online community of practice with Hawaii colleagues: a place where teachers can respond to facilitator prompts, post photo and video evidence of practice, and discuss growth and change in practice.

Preparing & Sharing: A Celebration of Learning

As part of the final day of face-to-face learning labs, teachers will share a documentation panel about shifts made in their understanding of early math.

Our 2016 Erikson Early Math Institute cohort.
Our 2016 Erikson Early Math Institute cohort.