ECHOS is a hands-on, interactive early childhood science curriculum that is:

  • research-based
  • designed for small groups of preschool children
  • aligned with preschool science standards
  • scripted to facilitate guided inquiry
  • a foundation for critical thinking



The overall goal of the Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) model is to increase teachers' ability to introduce basic science concepts to preschool children through the use of a guided inquiry-based curriculum.

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Professional Development

ECHOS workshops prepare teachers and teaching assistants to present the ECHOS Curriculum to their children.

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ECHOS Research

With funding provided by The Institute for Education Sciences, Frost Science and the University of Miami embarked upon a two-year full-scale efficacy study of the ECHOS professional development model.

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W.K. Kellogg ECHOS Family Engagement Project