Science exploration comes naturally to children. Yet many of the science activities that are available online and even in stores are actually not appropriate for preschoolers. This workshop is designed to give you a background in the types of science experiences that preschoolers should have access to in an early care program. You will explore the specific factors that determine whether an activity is appropriate for preschoolers. You will discuss setting up a science area and the 3 areas of science curriculum that should be part of every early childhood classroom: physical science, life science, and earth and space science.
|Training approved for||
|Registration deadline||May 12, 2020|
|Number of open seats||12|
|Target Audience||Classroom Staff / Teacher,Family Child Care|
|Age Groups related to content||Preschoolers|
|Core Knowledge Area||Learning Environments and Experiences|
|Child Development Associate Area||To advance physical and intellectual competence|
|Early Learning and Development Standards||Cognitive Development and General Knowledge|
Participants will be able to describe why children need hands on, child-led experiences instead of experiments.
Participants will describe appropriate phsyical science activities for preschoolers.
Participants will describe appropriate life science activities for preschoolers.
Participants will describe appropriate earth and space science activities for preschoolers.
Participants will describe how to incorporate science activities throughout the classroom.
Participants will plan a science display for preschoolers