The Project Approach
The Project Approach, as practiced in early childhood, elementary, and middle level education, is an in-depth study of a topic undertaken by a class, a group of children, or an individual child.

Resources on the Project Approach are now available on the Illinois Projects in Practice (IllinoisPIP) Web site, which is designed and maintained by the Illinois Early Learning Project.

What is a Project?
A project is an in-depth investigation of a topic undertaken by a class, a group of children, or an individual child in an early childhood classroom or at home.

The Illinois PIP site includes a variety of resources, including definitions, research, examples of projects, an online template for teachers to use to share descriptions of their projects, and Lilian Katz’s blog highlighting aspects of the Project Approach. To access the site, please go to http://illinoispip.org.