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Research & Partners

Research & Partners

The Digital Promise Early Learning team led this study in collaboration with SRI Education, Edfinity, and Curious Media. Special thanks to our preschool partners at Napa County Office of Education, Sunnyvale School District, and Northern Virginia Family Services Head Start. We are very grateful for the teachers, families, and children at each of those organizations who were involved in the co-design and pilot study efforts. We want to also extend a thank you to the external evaluator on the project, David Reider.


Grover, S., Dominguez, X., Kamdar, D., Leones, T., Vahey, P., & Gracely, S. Strengthening Early STEM Learning by Integrating CT into Science and Math Activities at Home. ACM Special Issue. Manuscript under revision.

Dominguez, X., Grover, S., Leones, T., Kamdar, D., Vahey, P., & Gracely, S., Exploring Computational Thinking Across Preschool and Home. Manuscript in preparation.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Kamdar, D., Dominguez, X., Grover, S., Vahey, P., & Leones, T. (2021). Computational Thinking in Preschool: Bridging Home and School. Poster. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Bochum, Germany (virtual).

Dominguez, X., Vahey, P., Grover, S., Kamdar, D., Leones, T., & Gracely, S. (2020, December). Linking Computational Thinking with Mathematics and Science: Researcher, Media Designers, Preschool Teachers, and Parents Co-Design Activities. In Proceedings of the National Research Conference in Early Childhood (NRCEC), Washington DC (virtual).

Dominguez, X., Grover, S. and Vahey, P. (2020). Enriching mathematics and science with computational thinking: Co-designing preschool activities with educators and parents. In Session ‘Integrating STEM & Computing in PK-12: Operationalizing Computational Thinking for STEM Learning & Assessment. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Nashville, TN (virtual).

Kamdar, D., Dominguez, X., Grover, S., Vahey, P., Rafanan, K., Gracely, S., & Leones, T. (2020). Researchers, Teachers and Families Co-Design Resources Linking Computational Thinking with Math and Science in Preschool. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA (virtual).

Grover, S., Fisler, K., Lee, I., & Yadav, A. (2020, February). Integrating Computing and Computational Thinking into K-12 STEM Learning. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 481-482).

Grover, S., Dominguez, X., Kamdar, D., Vahey P., Moorthy, S., Rafanan, K., & Gracely, S. (2019) Integrating Computational Thinking in Informal and Formal Science and Math Activities for Preschool Learners. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 1827293. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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