Great First Eight and XanEdu - Bringing innovative curriculum to life in classrooms
XanEdu is proud to partner with the University of Michigan and Stand for Children Leadership Center to provide support services around the instructional materials required within the groundbreaking OER Great First Eight Curriculum. With development headquartered at the University of Michigan, supported by philanthropic funding, the Great First Eight Curriculum is a full-day, open educational resource (OER) curriculum being developed for children ages birth through eight years old.
About the Great First Eight Curriculum
The development project is led by renowned early literacy expert Dr. Nell K. Duke, with nationally lauded co-directors Dr. Claire Vallotton for infant through preschool and Dr. Marisha Humphries for preschool through grade two. Named one of the most influential education scholars in the U.S. in EdWeek, Dr. Duke has assembled a diverse team of among the greatest minds in early education and a vast network of partners, including XanEdu, Inc., to develop, pilot, and implement the curriculum. Designed for classrooms with a number of children from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, Great First Eight provides children with the education they need to thrive and create a more just and caring society.
XanEdu’s partnership brings materials into the classroom
XanEdu will provide the critical support of copyrights research, content licensing, book publishing, sourcing instructional materials, print production and fulfillment services along with district order management and fulfillment support.