Jennifer Asimow, M.Ed., has been a change agent in the field of early childhood education for nearly three decades. Her passion for early childhood learning began 27 years ago in Mali, West Africa, where she developed and implemented an early learning curriculum for a local nursery school. Upon her return from Mali, she served as a preschool teacher, a preschool director and an adjunct faculty member at several Chicago-area colleges and universities before assuming her current role as Associate Professor of Early Childhood Care and Education at Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Asimow has played an integral role in the Math at Home project since its inception, writing and editing lesson plans, developing online learning modules for professional development and serving as the creative force behind our Math at Home blog. She now serves as our blog manager, seeking out guest bloggers and working with them to develop blog content that is engaging, informative and relevant to our early childhood education audience. Asimow holds an M.Ed. in instructional leadership and early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a graduate certificate from Penn State University in family literacy and a graduate certificate from Loyola University-Chicago in community college teaching and learning. In 2014, she was recognized as a University of Illinois at Chicago Alumna of the Year for her work on behalf of Chicago children and families.
I started thinking about the intersections between the Science or Discovery Center and Math opportunities in the classroom when I taught Math and Science for the Young Child. I found it interesting that many of the textbooks we reviewed to be used for the course, separated much of the content between science learning and math […]