EDEC 305 STEM for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children
Applies young children’s development principles to the planning of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences for both typically and atypically developing infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Emphasis is placed on developing and providing developmentally and culturally appropriate STEM activities for young children, understanding how children develop problem-solving skills, and on recognizing how adults can facilitate inquiry-discovery experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschool children with diverse learning styles and needs. Coursework includes creating scientific learning opportunities, brain-building experiences, and mathematical experiences to build the foundations of infant/toddler and preschool children’s mathematical understanding and scientific learning through inquiry and exploration.
and EDEC 106) or by permission of program coordinator