EARLY MATHEMATICS LITERACYFOR PRESCHOOLERS (Ages 2 ½ - 5 years) WHO ARE BLIND or VISUALLY IMPAIRED Shoes

Teachers and educators who work with early learners have a new resource to use when it comes to addressing eaCurtis Readingrly math literacy needs.  Edmonton Regional Educational Consulting Services (ERECS) and Regional Educational Assessment and Consultation Services (REACH) combined forces and invited the University of Alberta to join them in the development of a tremendous new resource aimed at improving math literacy for early learners from 2 ½ -5 years old who are blind or low vision.  Susan Guilbault from ERECS, Janis Morrison from REACH and Bev Kula from the U of A, using the latest research and their most creative thinking, developed a two part resource that consists of an online manual and a kit loaded with resources that are used to address the concepts inherent in the early years math curriculum.  Many of the resources were adapted to meet the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired.  The manual is available on the Vision Education Alberta website, while the 5 Material Resource kits are housed at Alberta’s Vision Resource Centres, located in various parts of the province.  The team have just completed a very successful tour of the province with stops in Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, where they provided inservice to 85 educators who work with early learners.  Congratulations on a job well done team!