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The CHISPA parent resource catalog is a dynamic listing of educational resources to help parents engage their children in learning science. Registered members of can contribute resources through the "My Account" link above. If you are not a member of the site, you can register here or contact us to suggest an addition.

2018 | By: The CHISPA team

Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA

UnidosUS in collaboration with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science developed Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA. A parent engagement program that builds the ability of Latino parents to acquire the skills they need to effectively engage with schools and play a leading role in preparing their children for college. The core program was founded on the UnidosUS Guiding Principles for Engaging Latino Parents, and addresses language and culture as assets—rather than detriments—upon which are built skills, confidence, and, ultimately, empowerment. Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA is a parent engagement program—not a training program—whose primary outcome is the fostering of a strong connection between schools and parents.

The goal of Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA is for parents to learn more about the importance of science for their child’s future, use home foundations and family support to ensure required science standards are met and exceeded, and know what school and community resources are available to help.

The aim of the program is to support parents and increase their capacity to be active partners in their children’s education; making connections with their children around science and increasing their appreciation of afterschool programs and their local science museums as an academic support network.

Click here for more information about Padres Comprometidos and Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA or contact Jose L. Rodriguez, Director of Parent and Community Engagement.

View the UnidosUS CHISPA video to learn more about CHISPA.


Region: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: Jose L. Rodriguez

Tags: Padres Comprometidos, CHISPA, UnidosUS, Parent Engagement

2016 | By: The CHISPA Team

ECHOS iCards in English

Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) is a preschool science curriculum developed by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science with funding from the U. S. Department of Education. ECHOS introduces basic science concepts to preschoolers through the use of a curriculum based on experimentation. ECHOS Integration Cards (iCards) contain short language/literacy, mathematics, and creative arts activities related to ECHOS science and math lessons. iCards activities can be used by parents to extend learning at home.

Click on the links below to download iCards for any of the nine units.


Region: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: Tony Puig

Tags: early childhood, hands-on,science, parents, inquiry, bilingual

2016 | By: The CHISPA Team

ECHOS iCards in Spanish

El plan de estudios de las ciencias para niños de edad preescolar Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) fue desarrollado por el Museo de Ciencia Patricia y Phillip Frost por medio de fondos del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. ECHOS introduce conceptos de la ciencia básica a niños preescolares a través del uso de un plan de estudios basado en la experimentación. Las tarjetas de Integración de ECHOS (iCards) presentan breve actividades de matemáticas y artes creativas relacionadas con las lecciones de la ciencia. Las actividades de iCard pueden ser usadas por los padres para ampliar el aprendizaje en casa.

Puede hacer clic en los enlaces que aparecen a continuación para descargar iCards en español de cualquiera de las nueve unidades.


Region: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: Tony Puig

Tags: early childhood, hands-on, science, parents, inquiry, bilingual

2016 | By:


Colorín Colorado is a great resource for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in grades PreK-12. Colorí­n Colorado provides information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country.View External Website

Region: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: admin

Tags: Spanish, ELL, English Language Learners

2015 | By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Celebra las Aves Urbanas

Celebra las Aves Urbanas es un proyecto de ciencia participativa bilingüe (ingles/español), que se enfoca en 16 especies de aves comunes y fáciles de ver en Estados Unidos, Canadá y gran parte de México. El proyecto se puede llevar a cabo en ciudades, pueblos y en el campo. Es fácil y gratuito a participar.View External Website

Region: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Contributor: admin

Tags: ciencia, pajaros,

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Frost Science Hosts CHISPA Family Day

Just two weeks after the grand opening of the new Frost Science, the CHISPA team welcomed about 100 children and their families from their CHISPA community partner, Aspira Read More

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), under Grant No. DRL-1323516. 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.