NHSA and the Zoo in the Classroom: Cheetahs

“Pre-Math with Cheetahs” means counting with colorful critters as fun and engaging way to learn pre-math concepts! NHSA and Zoo in the Classroom is a high-energy, interactive experience that include music and movement. It is designed to keep children active, engaged, and thriving.

Resources: The Smithsonian Institution is proud to partner with the National Head Start Association to bring together resources from seven Smithsonian museums to support initiative and curiosity, language and communication, and exploration and discovery in Head Start classrooms nationwide! There’s more than cheetahs to come this school year!

  • Digital Backpack
  • Never-before-seen video of Pinky meeting Yipes the zebra and his keeper Victoria
  • Music Playlist

Presenters for NHSA and Zoo in the Classroom with Cheetahs:
Emily Porter – Manager of Early Childhood and Family Learning Experience, SNZCBI
Bethany Wells – Get a Head Start with the Smithsonian Education and Program Coordinator, SNZCBI
Rachel Hutchison – Senior Associate, Instructional Practice Professional Programs, NHSA
Nick Young – Preschool Musician, PlayMotion Music
Smithsonian’s National Zookeepers, SNZCBI


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