The Expanding Repertoires project brought together several organizations that are committed to early childhood learning, dual language learners, and/or the teaching and learning of science in various environments.

Seven museums in addition to COSI were partners in the project. They participated in the quarterly virtual meet-ups and 2-day in-person convening, bringing their expertise and experience in doing innovative work with community and school partners in early childhood science education for linguistically diverse communities.

We also partnered with two professional organizations:

 In Central Ohio, COSI and OSU worked with local early childhood education providers:

The Board of Advisors to the project included:

  • Martha Allexsaht-Snider, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, University of Georgia
  • Victoria Garvin, Senior Director of Professional Development, ACM
  • Margaret Glass, Director of Professional Development, ASTC
  • Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director, ACM
  • Kimberlee Kiehl, Executive Director, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

In addition, we had a Committee of Visitors:

  • Cecilia Garibay of the Garibay Group
  • Maureen Callanan, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Lisa Lopez, University of South Florida


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