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4 Things Everyone Should Know About Early STEM Learning

by Elisabeth McClure
April 17, 2017

This post originally appeared on Common Sense Education and appears here with permission.   Watch a group of preschoolers working in a garden. It’s cute, right? But it turns out they’re learning more than you’d think. According to our new NSF-funded report, STEM Starts Early, co-published by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at … 







Webinar: Engaging Communities of Practice with STEM Ecosystems

by Administrator
April 3, 2017

On March 29, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, New America, and the Erikson Institute presented a webinar on integrating STEM into early childhood education to the STEM Ecosystems group at TIES, The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM. TIES focuses on STEM school design, STEM curriculum, and instructional support for schools. As … 







A STEM Story for Early STEM Learning

by Susan Nall Bales
February 6, 2017

Watch a group of young children in a community garden. They’ll dig in the soil, find and play with earthworms and insects, plant seeds in patches of sunlight, and come back to watch them sprout, grow, and bear fruit. With a little help, these kids can be doing more than … 







STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood

by Elisabeth McClure, Doug Clements, Lisa Guernsey, Susan Nall Bales, Jennifer Nichols, Nat Kendall-Taylor, and Michael Levine
February 2, 2017

Tomorrow’s inventors and scientists are today’s curious young children—as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. STEM Starts Early is the culmination of a deep inquiry supported by the National Science Foundation that aims to better understand the … 







Fostering STEM Trajectories: A Plan of Action

June 13, 2016

Picture this: You enter a preschool classroom and hear the splashes and giggles of children around a water table. You approach an elementary school and see a small group of children on a guided nature walk, investigating the blossoms on a flowering tree, while another group is measuring the dimensions … 







Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy

by Administrator
June 13, 2016

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National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference

by Administrator
November 7, 2012

The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo invites teachers, researchers, administrators and anyone involved in early childhood education for a unique professional development opportunity. The conference exposes attendees to the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and offers a comprehensive networking experience. This year’s conference will focus on … 







National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference

by Allison Mishkin
October 7, 2012

The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo invites teachers, researchers, administrators and anyone involved in early childhood education for a unique professional development opportunity. The conference exposes attendees to the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and offers a comprehensive networking experience. This year’s conference will focus on … 







Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy

by Administrator
September 29, 2012

There is a great deal of evidence to support the benefits of offering quality STEM experiences to young learners. But due to a combination of stagnant and vacillating policies, pre-K and primary school classrooms have not yet found the support to implement strong programs. Recent advancements in STEM teaching and … 







Tune in to the Washington Post Live Early Education Conference

by Catherine Jhee
October 4, 2011

On Wednesday, October 5, the Washington Post Live will host “Investing in the Future through Early Childhood Education,” a conference that will focus on successful strategies for teaching preschoolers. The conference will bring together federal and local government officials, education experts, and teachers, including the Cooney Center’s Executive Director, Michael …