Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education


Using Blocks to Build Tomorrow's Engineers

While most early educators recognize that block play is linked to early learning, it can be difficult to find blocks and other simple building materials in today’s first and second grade classrooms -- and sadly, even in many kindergartens. 

Ramps and Pathways has recently been featured on Smithsonian's online journal in a special report, Powering the 21st Century. 

Teachers in the Lincoln, NE area attended a Ramps and Pathways workshop on August 22, 2015. Presented by Beth Van Meeteren.

On July 28, 2015, Director Dr. Beth Van Meeteren's work is featured along with Dr.

Students get hands-on experience with STEM as early as PreK. See how they engage kids of all ages at Waterloo School's STEM Festival.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has adopted a new position statement, the 

In the May 2014 NAEYC publication of Young Children, author Cindy Hoisington used the "On Our Minds" column to provide a history behind the new NST

The Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa is proud to bring parents and children of all ages Tapatan

More than 60 science educators from around the country gathered ...