Erikson Early Math Institute

We’re back in 2022!

Exploring the Big Ideas in Early Mathematics: A Training Series for Early Childhood Teachers in HawaiiErikson2019-01

Starting in 2015, CEED Hawaii in partnership with Chaminade University has welcomed the Erikson Institute, the nation’s premier graduate school in early childhood development, to offers a yearlong professional series, designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of children’s mathematical development.

This training is free to participants. Together, we are grateful for the commitment and continued generosity of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation for continuing to make opportunities like these possible.

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New Cohort in 2022

Registration for our 7th cohort for 2022 is now open! The cohort will meet six times throughout the year (see below) and offer an engaging professional development opportunity focused on early math concepts. All events held at CEED are subject to COVID-19 protocols and restrictions. If necessary, some events may be moved to Zoom.

Start your application by clicking here. All applications are due by Monday, November 22nd. Note, applicants will be notified of acceptance in Cohort 7 by December 3, 2021

Training Dates for 2022 (Saturdays)

  • January 8th  – whole cohort at CEED on Oahu
  • March 5th  – in-person at CEED or on Zoom
  • May 7th  – in-person at CEED or on Zoom
  • August 27th  – in-person at CEED or on Zoom
  • October 22nd – in-person at CEED or on Zoom
  • December 12th – whole cohort at CEED on Oahu

All events held at CEED are subject to COVID-19 protocols and restrictions. If necessary, some events may be moved to Zoom.


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.

Through face-to-face learning labs, live web-labs, and an online community of practice, teachers will engage in hands-on/minds-on exploration of important mathematical ideas, children’s learning progressions for concepts, and how adults can scaffold children’s developing thinking and communication skills. 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 and gather evidence of children’s mathematical thinking.

Share a copy of the 2022 informational sheet, click here! 

Participants Receive

  • A copy of Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know
  • Other books and materials to enhance math teaching practice
  • Ongoing professional advice in an online community of practice
  • Close work with expert facilitators from Erikson Institute and committed colleagues in Hawaii

Erikson Facilitators will support teachers in developing an online community of practice with their 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 2020 Erikson Early Math Institute cohort