At Chicago Children's Museum, we believe in the power of play to activate children's learning and engage every domain of a young child's development. Each year, we partner with metropolitan-area organizations that share this philosophy, creating a network that supports open-ended play both within the museum and outside our walls. Meet our latest education partners that have made a commitment to play-based learning!
Sonnets Academy, located in Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop and Hyde Park, makes play the centerpiece of its discovery-based curriculum and enrichment programs for children six weeks to six years. All Sonnets Academy families receive a complimentary Chicago Children’s Museum membership, providing boundless opportunities to reinforce learning in play-based exhibits and activities that delight, inspire and support developmental milestones.
PLAYING WITH NUMBERS
Kids are natural mathematicians. In this intensive professional development program, created by Chicago Children's Museum, K-1 teacher cohorts explore innovative strategies for infusing play into their math instruction—to keep the love of math alive from early education and beyond!
Our 2015/2016 Playing with Numbers roster includes 55 teachers from these 20 Chicago Public Schools:
West Ridge Elementary
Galileo Scholastic Academy
South Loop Elementary
James Otis World Language
CICS West Belden
Lozano Bilingual Elementary
Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy
Wadsworth STEM Elementary
Marvin Camras Engineering Elementary School
UNO Charter Soccer Academy
Playing with Numbers is made possible through the generosity of the CME Group Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation and the Oppenheimer Family Foundation.