The Zeno Story

The Zeno Story

Founded in 2003 as Explorations in Math, Zeno was created by a group of parents and a teacher at Wilder Elementary School in Woodinville, Washington, that observed the impact that a positive math culture had on student’s success. Our initial entry in 2015 into Seattle’s early learning community was accelerated through a few key partnerships. Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) developed quickly into a flourishing partnership that allowed us to explore preschool, drop-in, and home visit settings. Atlantic Street Center soon followed, affording significant sharing and learning opportunities. We’re grateful for these initial supporters in providing fun early math resources to families. We quickly moved from a handful of classrooms and fewer than 100 families served in 2015 to over 70 classrooms, home visit agencies, and drop-in sites, and over 1500 families served in spring of 2018.

 

As we strive to meet the demands of families, we intend to retain our foundational approach – facilitating positive, fun, and engaging experiences with math, continuously monitoring and improving our programming, and working to reach those with the greatest need, all while expanding reach from the Puget Sound region to Washington State and beyond. To that end, our explicit focus on low-income families of color, will be the cornerstone of our strategy and activities moving forward.