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STEM includes the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math – subjects that are fun for kids of all ages. These STEM ideas are simple enough for preschoolers to try and offer tons of fun for pre-kinders.

Link: https://thestemlaboratory.com/preschool-stem-activities/

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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop provides their findings on the early STEM landscape in education, and offers a different approach in overcoming obstacles regarding the integration of STEM in early learning.

Link: http://joanganzcooneycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/jgcc_stemstartsearly_final.pdf

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The Center for Research and Professional Development center's Childcare Quality & Early Learning program from the University of Washington provides this presentation to help educators learn what educational opportunities are available for these young students, and how to engage these opportunities within their learning environments.

Link: https://depts.washington.edu/cqel/PDFs/...

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This helpful article from the Department of Education gives advice to early childhood educators on how to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts to young children.

Link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/talk-read-sing/stem-toolkit-preschool-teachers.pdf

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This publication, from the Young Exceptional Children Journal, details how the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum fits into early learning centers, and how to implement a STEM curriculum for young learners with disabilities.

Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1096250614566541

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Donegan-Ritter, M. (2017). STEM for ALL...

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The Inspired Treehouse is a site dedicated to children with disabilities that may hinder them from partaking in everyday activities. Here, Physical and Occupational Therapists can find information, tips, and strategies to help conquer the common developmental roadblocks that come up for children, to enhance their abilities to partake in...

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Many child care providers work with children who have disabilities or special needs. Each child is different, and each delay or disability will require different modifications. Child care providers should gather as much information as you can about the child and the disability, and learn about typical modifications that can...

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So–what’s considered a “natural environment”? What isn’t? This webpage focuses upon answering these questions and on connecting you with resources of additional information and best practice. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/naturalenvironments/#def

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In this webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, an organization focused on helping people with sensory disabilities and their families, provides insider tips for using products published by Social Thinking to nurture social emotional learning in ages 4-7. The materials are helpful for students with solid to...

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This list of popular, effective, DIY resources on the use of assistive technology devices and services with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities accompanies the webinar, Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children "Do" with Susan Mistrett. This resource was created by Dr....

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