Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Resources for Educators:

Professional Development

*Young children experiment to learn about the world around them. Our workshops have been designed for teachers of 3-year-olds to 2nd grade.*

 

STEM Experiences for Classrooms

Download STEM Experience Sheets and explore how to begin facilitating children's reasoning in STEM, literacy, and self-regulation.

 

Recipes

Download recipes featured in our Chemistry in Cooking professional learning and more.

 

Games

Download games featured in our Developing Mathematical Reasoning through Playing Games professional learning. These math games are appropriate for children ages 3-8 and include information linking each game to the math standards it addresses.

 

Center for Early Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Children construct knowledge of the world through exploring, experimenting, and forming nascent "theories" about how the world works. However, national efforts in math and science rarely focus on children below third grade, and almost never below kindergarten. Clearly, more can be done in the early years to take advantage of children's natural curiosity and lay a foundation for later STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning.

This project supports early childhood educators in creating hands-on, interactive classroom activities that encourage young children to develop and use scientific inquiry processes to explore and better understand their environments. This project will reach students (and their teachers) in an age group that has received little attention from the STEM community. In addition to laying a foundation that will contribute to increasing the number of students who choose to pursue careers in STEM fields, the work of CEESTEM will also contribute to raising the scientific literacy of all students, including those who do not choose careers in STEM fields.