Learning Experiences, Strategies, & Curriculum

Specific Content Areas: Science

Early Childhood Science Education Position Statement (webpage)
This statement from the National Science Teachers Association affirms that learning science and engineering practices in the early years can foster children’s curiosity and enjoyment in exploring the world around them and lay the foundation for a progression of science learning in K–12 settings and throughout their entire lives.

Enhancing STEM in P-3 Education (pdf)
This Policy Guide, informed by experts in early education and STEM fields, identifies policies and actions a state can adopt to bring STEM opportunities to the early grades (pre-K through third).

Science Education in Wisconsin (webpage)
This suite of pages from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides a variety of information and resources, including the science standards, science assessment, and disciplinary literacy.

Science - Resources (webpage)
This Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center resource page includes science, technology, engineering, arts, and math information for infants and young children. The site also provides strategies for practice and engaging families. 

Articles for Families on Science (webpage)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children provides articles for families so they can foster their child’s innate sense of curiosity as it relates to science learning.

STEMIE (webpage)
The Frank Porter Graham’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education (STEMIE) Center aims to elevate the competence and confidence of early childhood practitioners, families, faculty, and professional development and technical assistance providers in early STEM learning for young children by providing resources that connect research to practice.

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