Tools of the Mind Implementations
These maps are intended primarily to illustrate the places and populations who have been working with Tools of the Mind. If you want to learn more about a specific district or program that is implementing Tools or is currently in training, please contact us.
Tools of the Mind is being implemented in a wide range of settings, from large urban school districts to small rural Head Start programs, and in public, charter, and private schools. These programs serve very diverse student populations. In addition to “regular” classrooms, Tools can be found in classrooms serving special educations students, dual language learners, and accelerated learners. Some programs start using the Tools curriculum with three-years-olds, and continue using it until their students enter first grade. Other programs choose to utilize Tools only with preschoolers and/or kindergarteners.
It should be noted that the sites listed here have undergone various levels of Tools training. For example, some large school districts have committed to training each and every teacher in the Tools of the Mind curriculum, while others have trained only a portion of their staffs. Also, some sites have undergone staff turnover since they worked directly with Tools of the Mind trainers. We recommend that parents or administrators bear these variations in mind if they plan to request a visit to a Tools of the Mind classroom in a particular school, district, or program. If you do plan to visit a Tools of the Mind site, we recommend using this basic observation form to guide your visit.
If you are interested in implementing the Tools of the Mind curriculum in your school or program please contact us.
Tools of the Mind Program Sites
Listed below are school districts or programs that have at one time accessed Tools of the Mind training. Please note that these schools and programs are independent entities and are not owned or run by the Tools of the Mind organization.
Vancouver Public Schools
Surrey Public Schools
Camino Nuevo (Los Angeles)
Denver Public Schools
Jefferson County Public Schools
Poudre School District
District of Columbia
Washington DC Public Schools
KIPP DC: Grow Academy
Pinellas County Head Start
Chicago Public Schools
Griffin Early Childhood Center
KIPP, New Orleans
Rural School Unit
Alamance-Burlington School System
Guilford County School System
White Mountains Regional SD
BRICK Academy (Newark)
Celebrate the Children (Wharton)
Christina Seix Foundation
Community Charter School of Paterson
Long Island University
Monmouth Day Care Center
South Bound Brook
Tiny Hands Learning Center (Egg Harbor Twp)
University Heights Charter School (Newark)
West New York
YDI Head Start
Children’s Aid Society
East Village Community School
CAP Tulsa Head Start
Olympia School District