Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

CAC Networking Breakfast featuring a panel on Foundational Mathematics

May 5, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 7:43 pm

Please join us Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30am for our next CAC Networking Breakfast featuring Big Shoulders Fund’s work in Foundational Mathematics in collaboration with the CME Group Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and the Erikson Institute.

With support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the CME Group Foundation, Big Shoulders has partnered with Erikson Institute, and others, to support the advancement of early childhood mathematics with a special focus on preschool and early elementary students. Over the last five years, the initiative has included more than 100 teachers who in turn have impacted more than 2,500 students at Big Shoulders Fund schools. The panel will address some of the current research as well as efforts underway in Big Shoulders Fund schools to support its youngest learners.

Without a strong foundation, a tall building would not stand for long. Likewise, without a strong foundation in mathematical concepts — such as patterns, size, and shape, and location and direction — children can struggle to understand the more complex mathematical thinking they need later in life. We invite you to listen to these foundations and our schools discuss the importance of early childhood education in a student’s life.

The details about the event are as follows:

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 7:30am to 9:00am
Where: C Chicago (20 W. Kinzie St.)
Notes: Breakfast will be served.
RSVP: Limited seating is available and will be distributed on a first come first served basis. To secure your seat RSVP to Colleen Sprague (csprague@bigshouldersfund.org) by Thursday, April 28, 2016.

If you have questions about the event please contact Colleen Sprague (312-544-8691). Thank you so much for your support and involvement with Big Shoulders. We look forward to seeing you there!


May 5, 2016
12:30 pm - 7:43 pm


C Chicago
20 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654 United States