The Elementary Science Program was established by the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES in 1972 to provide science materials and inservice training for elementary science teachers. Its goal is to assist teachers in meeting the educational goals established by the New York State Department of Education. These are currently outlined in the Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology (Click here to see a correlation chart) and further defined by the Elementary Science Core Curriculum Grades K-4 and the Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum Grades 5-8.
The ESP is located in Spencerport, New York, an Erie Canal village in Monroe County, town of Ogden just west of Rochester, NY.
Most schools participating in the Elementary Science Program choose to lease kits. When the unit is completed, the kit goes away without having to be stored or refurbished by the classroom teacher. Next year, a fresh kit with a teacher's guide and all the materials needed is delivered.
Private schools may contract with The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES directly for services. Public schools outside the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES must cross-contract through their own BOCES to lease kits from The ESP. Services secured by cross-contracts are often eligible for BOCES aid. Kits leased outside the Monroe County area are delivered by United Parcel Service.
Regular kits are for 30 students. Mini kits are for 15 students.
Online Kit Scheduling Please contact Doreen Parkinson at (585) 617-2359 for further information about online kit scheduling.