Investigating STEM with Infants & Toddlers

baby reading book
toddler reading book
baby reading book
baby reading book

We invite infant and toddler educators and administrators to join us for a virtual book study with our recently published book, “Investigating STEM with Infants & Toddlers." We will meet for four 1.5 hour sessions in which we will discuss the readings assigned for the week as well as additional resources provided by the instructor. Participants will be encouraged to implement the ideas discussed and share photos and video to be used in the subsequent sessions.

Participants will need to obtain a copy of the book in order to participate in the book study. It can be purchased on our STEMware Marketplace or at Teachers College Press.

Table of Contents:


Part I:  Foundations of Inquiry Learning and Teaching with Infants and Toddlers

1.  Introduction: Inquiry Learning and Teaching with Infants and Toddlers
2.  Preparing the Environment for Inquiry with Infants and Toddlers
3.  Observation, Documentation, and Assessment: The Educator’s Role in Infant & Toddler Inquiry

Part II:  STEM Topics to Use with Infants and Toddlers

Introduction to Part II:  Observing Infants and Toddlers During STEM Experiences
4.  Exploring Water with Infants and Toddlers: More than Sensory
5.  Contents & Containers: Spatial Understanding and Mathematics
6.  Chutes and Silos: Spatial Relationships and Problem Solving with Infants and Toddlers
7.  Blocks with Infants and Toddlers: Exploring STEM and Problem Solving
8.  Light and Shadow Experiences with Infants and Toddlers: Exploring Spatial Understanding and Problem Solving
9.  Exploring Sound with Infants and Toddlers


Workshop format:  virtual

Length of workshop:  6 hours (4 - 1.5 hour sessions)

Number of participants:  limited to 50