Advances in Early Math Education: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice

The Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) Network, in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Early Childhood, hosted a conference on May 3, 2024, celebrating the progress made in the last decade in research and practice around early math teaching and learning.


The Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) Network hosted a free day-long conference on early math education in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Early Childhood on Friday, May 3, 2024, from 9 am to 5pm, at the Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, CA. 

Panels and exhibits highlighted the latest research on strategies for supporting early math learning at school and at home. Panels featured state and district policymakers and teacher and parent educators who discussed policies and practices needed to ensure young children’s equitable access to research-based opportunities to learn math. Conference attendees included early childhood educators, community members, researchers, policymakers, and philanthropic stakeholders, who had the opportunity to ask questions to panelists and engage with the exhibits in a day of learning, collaboration, and connection.

We were delighted and inspired by the fantastic turnout and enthusiasm for the field of early math education. We are especially grateful to our engaging and compelling panelists and exhibitors. View the detailed agenda and learn more about the exhibits.

Access the recordings of each session below. 


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The DREME Network seeks to improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills and advance the field of early mathematics research.