Math and Science
Beyond the Numbers: The Benefits of Math in Children’s Development
This workshop examines four basic elements that are fundamental to all math learning for young children: connections, problem solving, reasoning, and communication. Participants will learn strategies to support the development of math skills in young children.
Math Mania: Math Across the Curriculum
In this workshop, participants will explore how both structured and unstructured learning experiences can be enhanced with mathematic manipulatives. Participants will learn how to assess their classrooms to identify materials, which allow children to explore and learn about math.
Science in the Early Childhood Classroom
Through this workshop, participants will understand that science for young children builds on the idea that young children develop their knowledge of scientific concepts through participation with others in activities that allow them to play, experiment, and solve problems. This workshop will help early care and education staff to understand how to promote young children’s awareness and experimentation with scientific concepts through fun and interactive activities.