EDEC 305 STEM for Young Children

Applies child development principles to the planning of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences for both typically and atypically developing young 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 young children with diverse learning styles and needs. Course work includes creating scientific learning opportunities, brain-building experiences, and mathematical experiences to build the foundations of children’s mathematical understanding and scientific learning through inquiry and exploration.  A combined total of 100 fieldwork hours in EDEC 305, EDEC 306, EDEC 307, EDT 302 and EDEC 308. Pre practicum placement will be scheduled three times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the pre practicum experience requirements in order to pass the course. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class. 




EDEC 300, SPED 321, EDEC 304 and EDEC 309. Candidates must have completed IT Module 3, and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Modules 1 & 2. Taken concurrently with EDEC 306, EDEC 307, EDT 302 and EDEC 308. Candidates must complete Infant/Toddler Mental Health Module 3.

General Education


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