STEAM Resources

The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning in partnership with the Office of Head Start is going “full STEAM ahead” with children and families. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) learning happens naturally everyday as children explore, play, and try new things. Teachers and family child care providers support this learning when they provide feedback to deepen children’s understanding of STEAM concepts and ideas and help children develop more complex language skills.

Below you can access online resources as well as download additional PDF resources to support STEAM thinking and learning. Review the list below of the included resources to share with education staff and families.

STEAM Resources available online

15-minute In-Service Suite: STEAM 15-minute In-Service Suite: Math- Number Recognition and Subitizing 15-minute In-Service Suite: Asking Questions Understanding STEAM and How Children Use It Interactive PDF Bang! Squish! Leap! Supporting the A in STEAM with Infants and Toddlers from the BabyTalk Webinar Series Bringing Science Back into the Classroom from the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Education Manager Webinar Series When Children Ask “Why?” STEAM Sharpens their Inquiry Skills from the Teacher Time Webinar Series Full STEAM Ahead: Using Practice-Based Coaching to Support the Teaching of Science from the Coaching Corner Webinar Series Education Manager Planning Calendar

STEAM Resources included as attachments below: Seven booklets full of STEAM-related information for all children birth to five and their families, teachers, family child care providers, home visitors, education managers, and supervisors.

Booklet 1: STEAM iPDF- Understanding STEAM and How Children Use It Booklet 2: STEAM is All Around Booklet 3: Speaking the Language of STEAM Booklet 4: Exploring STEAM at Home Booklet 5: Thinking STEAM Booklet 6: Making STEAM Accessible to Everyone Booklet 7: Supporting STEAM


We encourage you to tune in to the Teacher Time webinar series and listen for topics or areas that spark your attention. Then use these resources to further your learning or share information with your teaching staff!


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Promoting Children's Development
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