Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry though to the teenage years (Archer et al. 2019) and the attitudes of adults can directly influence children’s attitudes towards STEAM experiences. Educators are often uncomfortable and lack confidence in providing STEAM experiences, which can result in young children not being afforded opportunities to develop a love of STEAM areas.
If you are one of those educators who is struggling with providing STEAM experiences in your practice or you are looking to enhance the everyday Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics experiences available in your early learning and child care centre, then this three-part STEAM series is for you! We invite you to join Ginette Wilson, Early Learning and Child Care Trainer, and Patricia Couroux, Coaching & Mentoring Services Coordinator with the Early Childhood Community Development Centre, and fellow Educators to engage in lively discussions and fun hands-on experiences that support STEAM in early learning and child care centres.
Session 2: STEAM for Infants and Toddlers
The second session will consider how educators can bring STEAM concepts into everyday experiences for infants and toddlers while honouring their self-initiated learning. Educators will have opportunities to consider how they can give visibility to STEAM learning and concepts in an early learning and child care setting, and reflect on how they can facilitate STEAM for infants and toddlers. This will then be followed by hands-on exploration of STEAM rich environments for infants and toddlers.
Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break.
This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.