Educator Resources

As a model program in museum-based education for young children, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center provides leadership within the educational community and extends its expertise through seminars, conferences, consulting and more. SEEC supports initiatives that help link schools and museums within communities and that improve the educational experiences of all children. Museums and schools profit from the guidance of experienced SEEC professionals as they work to create innovative programs for young children that reflect the specific needs of their community.

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Our workshops explore current topics trends in early childhood education through the lens of community and object based learning. We welcome not only educators from museums and schools, but also librarians and caregivers.

Conference participants engaging in play with facilitator Brooke Shoemaker.

Conferences and Publications

Part of our mission is to share our unique model of teaching in community settings with young children. We are always in search of ways to collaborate and expand on the discussion of early learning in museums, schools, and beyond.

Items included in the material kit, "A World of Lines."

Materials for Purchase

SEEC’s unique model of learning isn’t just for museums. Think about how to incorporate community into your curriculum in an exploratory and playful way. We have teaching kits and SEEC’s signature curriculum resource, Museum Magic to help get you started.

Art teacher taking photo of a child with camera.

Visiting SEEC

SEEC welcomes visitors to their classroom. We can plan an experiences for individuals and large groups.

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