ECHOS is a hands-on, interactive early childhood science curriculum that is:
- 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.
ECHOS workshops prepare teachers and teaching assistants to present the ECHOS Curriculum to their children.
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.