Children with a strong start in math by age 5 are critical thinkers and problem solvers—and are more likely to have a bright future ahead of them. Research shows that early math is a strong predictor, even more than reading, of academic achievement in elementary school, high school graduation, and college enrollment.
Yet, math is rarely emphasized in early childhood, and low-income and communities of color, in particular, have limited access to early math learning opportunities.
PBS SoCal’s Compton Family Math Initiative aims to create quality resources and experiences that empower families to engage with their children in math early and often. The team at PBS SoCal engaged The Early Learning Lab (The Lab) to build their human-centered design capacity and ensure their family math curriculum and future initiatives would resonate with local families.