Secretary Skorton recently had the chance to spend time with some of the Smithsonian’s littlest learners—and took away a few lessons himself. Continue reading From the Secretary: These little bears are bullish about learning
Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Welcome to the first installment of “A few of my favorite things,” by Amy Kehs, a closer look at our colleagues through the artifacts at the center of those special “work moments.” Meet Carrie Heflin and a few of her favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin
December 10, 1974. The Smithsonian takes its mission to increase and diffuse knowledge to the littlest museum-goers. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 10, 1974
Explore the possibilities for young children to learn through museum objects in a 2-day seminar. Early registration ends February 15! Continue reading Learning through objects: Museums and young children
SAVE THE DATE: July 19 Creating Collections with Young Children Join us for a one-day, hands-on seminar presented by the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Refresh your teaching strategies using collections to: Inspire children Enrich classroom experiences Help children understand the world Build important cognitive skills Create collections for: Math Science History Language Arts Download the… Continue reading Creating collections with young children
And we’re not referring to the kids! Make plans to attend the annual fundraising auction for the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Continue reading “Where the Wild Things Are”
The Executive Committee of the Smithsonian Institution approves (in principle) the establishment of an onsite learning center for the children of Smithsonian staff. Joyce R. Manes, Learning Center Coordinator, takes responsibility for developing and implementing the program which is now known as the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center.
The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, a child care center in the National Museum of American History, is dedicated. The facility, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, is the first of its kind at the Smithsonian. The Center officially opens on October 3.
The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center is offering two new training programs for museum professionals and educators. Continue reading The museum as classroom
The idea of a putting kindergartners and rare books together might make most parents shudder, but the right context (and teachers) make it an enriching experience. Continue reading Trust and curiosity inspire creative learning for SEEC students