Promoting Early Math Skills


Disadvantaged children are at risk for entering kindergarten with fewer school readiness skills than their more advantaged peers.

Early math skills are the strongest predictor of both later math and reading skills. However, many parents spend little time promoting their children’s math skills at home. Interventions to support parents’ promotion of their children’s math skills in the home environment may help build math and reading skills and narrow this gap. Unfortunately, few home-based interventions for low-income parents emphasize children’s early math learning, and even fewer have been rigorously evaluated.

Math for Parents and Children Together




Evidence Based Parent Resources




The Study

MPACT, Math for Parents and Children Together, is an initiative that teaches parents what effective math instruction for young children looks like, shows them how to integrate math learning into everyday routines, and encourages parents to spend time in these activities. Generously supported by Overdeck Family Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

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Math for Parents and Children Together Overview


We aim to turn our research into real world results. Our resources for preschool parents are drawn from our evidence base. We bring you a text-based program for guided parent-child conversations, early math tip sheets, and early math videos – all intended to increase and improve your engagement in your child’s learning.

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Early Math Video Series

Interested in ways you can support your child’s early math development? Watch these videos to learn more about making math a part of your daily routine! Content designed by Akemi Hong. Generously supported by the CME Group Foundation.

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