STEMWORLD EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE INNOVATION
The term early learning and childcare is intended to emphasize that the care and education of very young children are not two separate things. Babies, toddlers, and young children learn all the time from their experiences. ELC settings are all those which offer education and childcare to children up to school age.
WHAT IS STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These domains have been clustered together because they are intimately related to one another.
WHY TEACH STEM IN PRESCHOOL?
STEM in the early years makes a difference in children’s lives. Research suggests that learning-rich STEM content during the preschool years is critical to later success in school-not only in the STEM domains, but in others well (Early Childhood STEM Working Group, 2017; McClure et al., 2017).