Peep and The Big Wide World `Anywhere Math` Initiative, Season 4

May 1st, 2008 - April 30th, 2011 | PROJECT

WGBH Educational Foundation will produce and distribute 10 new episodes of the award-winning TV series PEEP and the Big Wide World, launching a new initiative "Anywhere Math". In addition, funds will help launch an expanded PEEP Web site, and develop and evaluate an outreach plan targeted to Native American preschoolers. PEEP's three intended impacts are to (1) engage preschoolers in science explorations that promote positive attitudes and inquiry skills, (2) empower parents to encourage and support their children's science activities and promote the ideas of "science play", and (3) provide educational resources and professional development for preschool educators via a curriculum that contributes to the emerging field of preschool science and math education. Project partners include Head Start, Science Olympiad, Countdown to Kindergarten, and the Boston Children's Museum. The series is produced by WGBH and broadcast on TLC and Discovery Kids. This upcoming season the show will also be broadcast on public television via APT. Goodman Research Group will conduct formative and summative evaluations to assess project impact.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

PEEP Explorer's Guide: Summative Evaluation

Team Members

Kate Taylor, Principal Investigator, WGBH
Marisa Wolsky, Co-Principal Investigator, WGBH


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0741644
Funding Amount: 2874996


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: General STEM | Mathematics | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Informal | Formal Connections | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops