The New E3 School, LLC

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Why The New E3 School (TNE3S)?

E3: Elevate Early Education in partnership with business leaders, philanthropists and UVA Center of Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL) created a privately funded state-of-the-art demonstration model school in Norfolk.

The New E3 School is reinventing early education for children ages 1 to 5. Our innovative model will prove that high quality early education results in kindergarten readiness for children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Research shows that all children (low and middle-income) benefit from high quality early education.

Our prototype model is advancing early education across Virginia and beyond. Watch the video and see our school in action.



Growing evidence supports that achievement and outcomes occur when teachers are trained in implementing curriculum focused on the core skills (math, self-regulation, social skills and literacy) with sequenced lessons that build upon skills that children need to be successful in kindergarten.

The E3 and UVA CASTL Model include:

  • STREAM Early Education Curriculum
  • Professional Development
  • Coaching
  • Assessments of children & teaching

Our Results

In 2017, our four-year-olds were assessed using a preschool version of the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP). Preschoolers in this classroom met or exceeded the kindergarten entry benchmarks for math, literacy and self-regulation.

The CLASS, an observational tool that measures the quality of teacher-child interactions was used and showed high quality interactions between teachers and children and that students are learning key readiness skills.  A comparison of Boston’s and Tennessee’s pre-k programs were compared to the schools and the scores were the same or higher.






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