Transforming Teaching and Learning

Tools of the Mind gives teachers the tools to ensure every child becomes a successful learner, developing the underlying cognitive, social and emotional skills needed to reach his or her highest potential.

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"In the world of Early Childhood Education, there is often a tension between rigor and developmentally appropriate practice.  Since we began implementing the Tools of the Mind curriculum three years ago, we have come to not only believe but also now strongly advocate for the idea that both of these approaches can be done well, together!"

Lauren Ellis
Principal KIPP DC: Grow Academy
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Overview Rescheduled!

Due to the winter storm, the Kindergarten Tools Curriculum Free Overview that was scheduled for February 10, 2017 will be rescheduled. If you were registered for this event, please watch your email for more information. Stay tuned for the new date! Visit TRAIN for updates.

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Case Study

Long Branch Public Schools

Long Branch, a community with many strengths and opportunities, is socio-economically and culturally diverse, with approximately half the preschool student population coming to school with a native language other than English.

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Christina Seix Academy

As a new independent school that serves the needs of underserved children in the greater Trenton community, Christina Seix Academy sought an evidence-based curriculum that could provide engaging experiences for their children and a robust professional development program for their faculty.

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