What is CDW?
Children Discovering Their World (CDW) is a series of early childhood curricula developed by the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) at the University of Maryland, with funding from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood.
Currently we offer two curricula. Children Explore Their World (CEW) is a curriculum for three-year-olds which is in its first year of implementation, having been piloted in preschool classrooms throughout Maryland during the 2021-2022 school year. Children Study Their World (CSW) is a curriculum for four-year-olds. CDW curricula are based on the principles of project-based inquiry and driven by evidence-based practices that build teacher capacity and support successful implementation.
Introducing the CDW Featured Contributors series: in the first entry, Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, Principal Investigator and Project Director for Children Discovering Their World, provides an introduction to the CDW Curricula.
In the second entry of the CDW Featured Contributors series, Dr. Rebecca Silverman of Stanford University shares her experiences as a literacy expert for Children Discovering Their World.