Welcome to the Make Connections website.
Make Connections, a collaboration of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and TERC, gives adults a fun and easy way to help young children learn math. We are grateful to the Heising-Simons Foundation for their generous support of this free program.
Please contact us with any questions: email@example.com
If you are new to Make Connections, watch this two-minute video first: Intro to Make Connections.
Make Connections consists of English and Spanish:
Curriculum UnitsEleven curriculum units – each of which fits several common early childhood education themes. Choose the units that work best for your programs, and use them in any order. Units include activities for ages 2 and up, each with an at-home variation, and activities for children under 2 to use in programs or at home.
Math for Interest CentersNine months of short activities designed to post at each of fifteen different program interest centers, such as art, fine motor, and science.
Storytime ConnectionsNine ways to combine math and story time. Use with your favorite books. Includes ideas for talking math together at home.
TrainingTraining units to use with staff and caregivers. The units include group discussion, video, and hands-on activities.
You can download all these materials for free on this website.
Want to know more about Make Connections? Read through the FAQs for the benefits of using Make Connections, training information, and ideas for talking about math. Check out the Training Tips for a fun and successful training, face to face or remote.