CYS builds on EDC’s Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL) project. Funded by the Institute for Education Sciences, CYS offers three major innovations.

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  • First, CYS will develop a toolkit of formative assessments designed to help teachers assess children’s scientific understanding and thinking, and plan effective instruction.
  • Second, CYS will develop a sustainable PD program for early childhood teachers in Connecticut through our collaboration with the Connecticut Science Center (CSC).
  • Third, CYS will build upon the strengths of FSL in physical science (Water) and expand that course to include life and earth science (Nature) and the discipline of engineering (Structures).
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