STEM in the Preschool Classroom
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Young children are naturally curious. They wonder what things are called, how they work, and why things happen. The foundations of learning lie in this inquiry and exploration. Fostering young children’s sense of curiosity about the world promotes interest in lifelong learning and teaches skills needed for success in school and beyond. Children learn best about their world when teachers introduce playful activities that employ various technologies to introduce STEM, science, math, and engineering, and scaffold those activities in such a way that playful exploration becomes real learning. Through interactive learning activities, group discussion forums, videos, and reflective writing exercises, participants will learn to create a classroom where rich STEM learning takes place. This is a 5-hour course worth 0.5 CEUs.
This course can be utilized to meet the training requirements to earn or renew your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Course content is aligned with the CDA Subject Area 2: Advancing children's physical and intellectual development.
- Scientific Method
- STEM Vocabualry
Approved for 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in all 50 states.
This course is approved for CEUs in every state. It has also been approved for state training hours in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
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