The Roots of STEM Success: Changing Early Learning Experiences to Build Lifelong Thinking Skills

This report from The Center for Childhood Creativity reviewed more than 150 studies and found that young children are capable of developing complex thinking skills before they are able to speak. The report is organized by six research-backed findings, one of which is that children need more play to become strong STEM thinkers (pages 12-16). Practical tips in each section make this a useful resource for families and professionals.

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  • Print


  • Technology
  • Family
  • Interaction
  • Instruction
  • STEM

NC Community College Core Course: 

  • Introduction to Early Childhood
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
  • Child Development and Learning
  • Early Childhood Capstone Practicum