April 1, 2006
The Administration for Children's Services Division of Child Care and Head Start is the largest publicly-funded child care system in the country. Over the past four years, approximately sixty early childhood teachers have participated in the training and implementation of the Big Math for Little Kids curriculum with Teachers College. Sixteen ACS child care centers are currently involved in a two-year evaluation study of Big Math for Little Kids with the Center for Children and Technology/Education Development Center and Teachers College, which concludes in June 2007. This paper describes the ACS research environment.